My art is always social. I strongly believe that art is one of the most powerful instruments to address social and political issues and that it should be used as a civic instrument. The aesthetics are important for the human eye but it’s the message that stays with people.
Cooking has been one of my favorite activities with FriBoy since he was a baby. I’d carry him in the baby sling while I cooked and when he was old enough he became more involved in our kitchen activities, usually making a mess.
Creating a vacation storybook helps develop the superpower of creating and using visuals in all aspects of life.
As much as I love art, I wish I could say the coolest museum in Fribourg is the Art and History one, but it’s actually not. The Natural History Museum is the cultural institution by far the most alive and in tune with its public, especially the young public. Which is rather ironic for a place exhibiting dead animals but this means it is a real dynamic learning hub.
Making his own stuffed toys is a great way to teach a boy about engineering, design, planning and sequencing, problem solving, the value of one’s own effort, while developing creativity and patience…even if this means putting a needle in his hands.
We did this project upon FriBoy’s request. He drew a dragonfly and asked FriDad to help him cut it in wood.