Meditations On Childhood
The kid’s birthday is coming up and I’m stuck with choice paralysis. Or that’s what most would call it when you’re standing awestruck or perhaps dumbfounded by everything available in the toy store. I hate to say it, but in my day…
No it was still an issue then. Gotta love Reaganomics and the ability to advertise to children. It created generations who do little more than argue over what’s canon when it comes to mass market products. And if my kid wants to join in on that then all the power to her. So long as I figure out a way to teach her that it doesn’t actually matter, that her persona is not wrapped up in whatever gift she’s set to receive. Hopefully.
My problem is not so much what to get her, well it is, but it’s more does any of this speak to me or her or us. Does any of the plastic tidbits before me serve a purpose other than to promote that very product. And why does it have to all be plastic.
Everything before me is so one dimensional. There’s no potential in it. No stories to tell. No new creations to be had from whatever this thing is. And don’t even get me started on the colors!
Today’s art is courtesy of Joon Ahn from Los Angeles, California.