Kid Art Review #8 03.22.16
For this edition of "Kid Art Reviews" our guest reviewer is 10 year old Lila, who loves snorkeling and science. Lila reviewed our current artist projects after school one day.
(SPACES) What is your favorite piece in the show and why is it your favorite?
(Lila) Underneath Is Before because I thought it was really interesting and it made me learn new things. It was really cool with all the big blocks of salt, the "salt vault" (because you can feel the walls), and the triangle with the shale in it; really made you think of things. And my favorite part was the salt infuser.
(SP) If you could eat this piece what would it taste like? Would it be spicy, tart, sweet, salty, bland, etc.?
(Li) Salty, kind of like sea food because it's salt! And, it smells salty.
(SP) If you had to describe to an alien how salt tastes, how would you describe it?
(Li) At first it's like really strong and makes you go whoa (throws head back) and it like melts kind of, and then you start to go okay, it tastes good.
(SP) If this piece was a person you didn't know would you want to say "hi" to them or get to know them? Would they be friendly or shy?
(Li) I would probably want to get to know him or her and he/she would be shy. Because the salt mines were underground, under the lake, and when you're shy you're kind of under things always looking around and thinking about things. I thought there was kind of a connection. I think you have to try to get to know shy people, and when you get to know them they're really nice. I'm shy sometimes, but I'm not like really shy.
(SP) Does this piece remind you of anything you have seen before?
(Li) This piece reminds of going snorkeling. Because, when you go snorkeling and you see new things you go "ooooooh" (mimics snorkeling), and you really look at it. And I kind of felt that way with the salt, like I was looking into a different place where you can see different things.
Questions about the Exhibition in General
(SP) If you could sum the show up in one word what would that word be?
(Li) Learning. Because, when I was in the show, I was really thinking about it a lot and learning new things about things I didn't know before.
(SP) Does this show make you want to do anything? Go ride a bike, take a nap, throw rocks, have a sandwich, draw, watch tv, play, etc.
(Li) Go swimming in the ocean and cuddle up with a good book and drink hot chocolate. It makes me want to go swimming in the ocean because it reminded me of snorkeling. Theo's piece made me want to read and drink cocoa because all the colors in it made me sleepy, all the dark brown and black just makes me sleepy. I don't know why. The blue lights were pretty cool, like I could just stare at them for a long time.
(SP) If there was one thing you would say to the artist what would that be?
(Li) This was really interesting and your work made me use my imagination and think a lot.
(SP) What did it make you think about?
(Li) I was thinking about the pieces and what they reminded me about. I asked my mom and sister what they thought about it and comparing it to what I thought, which I thought was really interesting. It made me think about how people have different ideas about it.
(SP) If there was one question you could ask the artist what would that be?
(Li) Why did you choose to do a show about salt mines?
(SP) Why do you think they chose to do a show about salt mines?
(Li) I think they chose that because actually most people don't know much about that kind of stuff and so it's doing something unique about things that people don't really think about.
(SP) Out of 5 Truman's how many Truman's would you give this show?
(Li) Four. I gave four Trumans, I thought the show was really good but I thought it would have been better if there were drawings and sketches of how they started the piece, where they got their ideas not just the finished product.
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