Tuesday, August 30, 2011
While one slept and the other chatted away and played with play-dough, I read this article. I'd been dreading it and, as anticipated, it made me both mad and sad. I might not know very much about child prodigies or the contemporary art market, but I believe that children should be allowed to be children. While creative expression is something to be celebrated, cherished and nurtured, I don't believe any good can come from turning a child into a commodity or applying unnecessary labels that confine or limit a child's freedom to discover all that they are. A famous artist at 4? Where do you go from there?