The Hidden World of One Child’s Imagination

photography of a child's imagination

In my first career as an art teacher, one of my favorite parts about it (and what I miss the most) was witnessing the creative process that happens when a young child is let loose in an environment of materials.  This of course happens within the confines of an art room, where the materials are readily available and sectioned out for specific intended uses. But the most compelling form of creativity often comes in the form of constructivism outside the classroom…often on the playground, in nature, exploring along walks in the world around them.  It’s why I love the series by photographer Melissa Kaseman where she photographs the contents of her three-year-old son’s pockets as part of what she calls “a taxonomy report of a child’s imagination.” Among the treasures: tiny pieces of paper, a broken glitter pencil, tiny twigs, and dried flowers…

photography of a child's imagination

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