Monday, May 31, 2010

Day 101: Art Show(updated)

**~Updated June 6, 2010~**
The beauty of art is that it takes many shapes and forms. It is as unique as the person who creates it. Art can also be interpreted many different ways.  What is beauty to one is meaningless to another. What is genius to me may be garbage to you. What is offensive to some is comical to others.
I am immensely proud of Deven's work. When I look at it, I see his sense humor, his intelligence and his love of creating things.

Tonight we went to see Deven's art in his school art show. He is taking sculpting class. Because he came late in the school year, he only has two pieces to show. What he has done his teacher is very impressed with. He did a Michelangelo-style nude that blew up in the kiln, but I am told it was excellent. "Mr. Man", the art teacher, believes Deven has a promising art career ahead of him.

Here are a few pieces displayed by other students.

Can you believe these were done in pencil?

I like the flowy swirly ones :)
Silly kids :)

Here is one of Deven's sculptures
The artist and his work

And Deven's piece de resistance, the one that the newspaper came to photograph, the piece that the teacher was so pleased with he gave it its own table:

That is indeed a birdy finger.

It is entitled "Honestly"

The paper says:
"Would you like to hear a joke?" 


Deven with his masterpiece, and his teacher "Mr. Man"


  1. That Deven was born to have some sort of future doing something creative!

  2. your family rocks ;) He looks so COOL in his jacket and t-shirt. Good stuff! I'm very impressed by all of it!

  3. Isn't "Mr. Man" the name of the prison guard in Holes? No wait, that was "Mr. Sir".

    Whether it's student work or not, it's impressive art. Too bad about the Michelangelo sculpture. But then again, some would argue that good art should be a little bit explosive.

    Maybe Deven could argue that as a conceptual art project, he deliberately blew up the masterpiece he had so painstakingly created because it illustrates the frail and fleeting nature of man's creations.

    Or it could be meant as an indication of the sheer destructive force of the human form when it is stripped bare and the tiny bits of matter from deep inside us react intensely to an outside force.

    I'm just sayin', setting a pulverized pile of Michelangelo-style nude on the display table could be very avante-garde.