October 4, 2005 @ 4:04 pm by sean
Dave Lamb showed me
this site. It’s
cool not only for that reason, but also because it
shows how major companies are all tied together. And how they all
CONTROL YOUR LIFE! It’s a fairly easy site to figure out. Maybe start
with the ‘find connection’ part to get the gist of it.
Sweet photography and website. Sarah posted that link in a comment last post, and it’s a pretty neat site.
Are stick figures natural, or do we teach them?
When children begin to draw, do we teach them to draw on their level,
something they can grasp? Do we teach them stick figures? What if when
teaching a child to draw, we drew as we do, and let them come up with
their own way? Obviously they wouldn’t have the same technique
developed, but would they naturally draw stick figures?
I think stick figures ruin a lot of people, and stiffle a lot of
creativity. I think if we let developing people come up with their own
ways of representing people and things, rather than the stylistic
standards we set, there would be far more people who continue to
explore their creativity. By setting these standards – stick figure,
then oval bodies, then five hump hands, then more realistic
represtative appendages, etc. – as we are wont to do, I think people
may think that since they can’t do well at matching this particular
style or ideal for their current developmental stage of representation,
they give up on expressing themself creatively. If, however, we let
people, specifically children, draw the world as they see it and
encourage them to draw what they see and not represent it as we say
they should for their age, children will go to be much more comfortable
expressing themselves by creative media and not feeling so limited to
talking and writing. And perhaps art can permeate through more of life
and instead of everyone learning scholarly stuff (I’m sure there is a
word for that) and only some learning art, all people can learn and be
comfortable with both.