Children’s Think Tank 2010 children, performances, space, time Selected images from children’s research initiative Project included: 4 month workshop with children ages 4 to 10-years-old Curated show + lectures Publication of research full pdf in collaboration with: Maryland Institute College of Art Bolton Hill Nursery School Devon Deimler Ashley N. Compton Gabriel Snyder Benjamin L […]
When You’re Dead You’re Dead 2009 Charcoal on paper Selected poem drawings from series Poetry + drawings in collaboration with preschool children at Bolton Hill Nursery Published in: What We Know About Being Here Limited edition of 50+ full pdf
HOW IS WHO BETWEEN YOUR LIVES 2012 Watercolor on paper Series of birthmarks recognized as scars/wounds from past-lives. Adapted from Reincarnation and Biology: A Contribution to the Etiology of Birthmarks and Birth Defects by Ian Stevenson.
“The mandala (Sanskrit “circle”) is a basic form which can be found in nature, in the elements of matter, in the plant and animal worlds, as well as in objects and images created by man and his psyche. It portrays a system of order which superimposes itself, so to speak, on the psychic chaos in […]
One of the more fascinating tasks of being with children is learning how to obtain (let alone understand) the narratives and inner stories from young children who can find it difficult to express their complex feelings in simple language. Symbols and myths have long been a part of teaching and encouraging expression with young children, from retelling ancient fairy tales to labeling all things in a childhood classroom with words and pictures. Children learn (and are educated) through symbols.
Non-human companions are important to children and humans. You almost always see a child (also teenagers and adults too) with a non-human companion: a worn out blanket, a stuffed animal, a funny piece of cloth, a baby doll etc. Stuffies are seen as a comfort item in popular culture and a ‘transitional object’ in psychological […]
When studying the imaginal life of children, you have to create conditions that help children access and articulate their process. There are many really simple tools to help children express their ideas and to hear the constructs of others. One of the projects anyone can implement for research and enjoyment is a version of oral […]
photo credit: Workyards By Nancy Rudolph photo credit: Play and Playgrounds By Jeannette Galambos Stone Adventure Playgrounds(also known as junk playgrounds and work yards) are one of the most intriguing examples of malleable, participatory spaces that engage children, but they are disappearing every year and now in the US they are almost extinct. The premise […]