Ode to Childhoodby Kitkat Pecson
ABOUT THE ART
When you're a kid, folded pieces of paper become castles, puddles become oceans, and toys become fierce warriors or mystical creatures. I wanted to capture that magical feeling with this carousel come to life. Here we have an origami balloon, a bubbling seahorse, bubbles and balloons, and children who were allowed to color their hair.
Even though I'm all grown up now, I still want to keep my inner child alive. It's important to maintain a little magic because otherwise life would be very dull and there would be no joy in art or design. I believe that if you can maintain the open-eyed wonder of a child, you can do anything! Children have this amazing stubbornness and persistence that allows them to believe that if they wish hard enough, they can make something happen. That's something adults can learn from.
"Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit." - e e cummings