Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Creation Myth

Creation Myth is a wall of collaborative drawings created by children with additional drawings added by adults. It is an attempt to work from a beginner’s mind as described by the saying of Shunroy Suzuki-Roshi as: “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.”

The initial collaborative drawings were created by 9 to 10 year olds participating in Art League Houston’s Artbound!, a program developed to bring art into Title 1 schools. Additional drawings were added throughout the duration of the exhibit culminating in one large artwork.

-Emily Sloan

Special thanks to Sebastian Forray, Brook Brooks, Yemel Melchor, Cecilia Valdez, Linda Phenix, Artbound! (funded by Target) and its participants at Cage Elementary, the University of Houston's graduate painting wing and the participating audience.

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