It is a fragment of a fascinating lifetime (and a journal) I was delighted to hear (and see)
Below is her (very short) description:
I've taught art in a remote, rural school in Bududa, Uganda; where, with no water, paints or art teacher, it was a first!
The kids jumped right in - along with some chickens and villagers - and loved it. Their zany, colorful work was a joy! I left them with a school exhibit and, to my horror, when I returned the next year, they said the director had thrown them all out!
I find lots of these amazing, and it is hard to believe they are first time.
Even though there are much more than usual, I suggest you take the time to look at them one by one, see the symmetry, the facial expressions, The black and whites, the colors, and mainly (since I adore the process...) look at the kid's expressions (especially when not looking at the camera).
Hope you enjoy it at least half as much as I do.
(and I put some of my thoughts as titles, ignore them, if you like, they are not part of Katherine's story, but my reflections)
|Amazing graceful postures!|
|Blue cow under green sun|
(and see how the grass it eats gets mixed in its belly)
|Snake in the grass?|
|Pink teacher? yellow student?|
|See the drawings on the floor, see the light source, are they allowed to get the tables dirty?|
|See the symmetry, the paper was folded in two.|
|The smile on the left is well worth the effort.|
|Sitting on a zebra?|
|What'cha hidin behind yer back?|
|This guy looks familiar|
|Is she pregnant?|
|Holy cow! look at the legs, back, The red pink and black spots, and the blue horns.|
|I've heard of big bugs, but this is ridiculous|
|This must be the teacher|
|This is not an umbrella|
|This is not a leaf|
|Definitely a shirt.|
|Some look at their work, some at other's|
|Half white, half gray face.|