"Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life. -Oscar Wilde
Just as artists are inspired by the world around them, I am also inspired by the children around me. As a Child Development Specialist, my work is literally play. I have the opportunity to be creative by allowing children to use their creativity from a very young age.
In this photo, I gave a toddler the paints and let his imagination do the work. The little one was hesitant in the beginning but then something wonderful happened. He began squishing the paint between the fingers. Then he put the paint from his fingers onto the plastic. When he realized the paint was fun and it was acceptable to messily create, he then began to smear paint from side to side between his legs. Not only was the paint between his legs, but it was soon on his legs. Once he was given the chance to create, he decided to take it to the next level and become part of the masterpiece. In a matter of minutes, the toddler had transformed himself into a piece of artwork making Oscar Wilde’s statement come to life.
"Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life." -Oscar Wilde
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