Saturday, April 11, 2009

In praise of sticks


The bubster and his stick hut. Age 3 - 2008

The Hubster and I enjoy a date morning most weeks. On many a Wednesday morning, you will find us in the comfy chairs at Borders bookstore, sipping our latte's and perusing the magazines. (or working if you are the Hubster)

This week I had a look at American Craft Magazine. One of the feature articles was on the work of Gyongy Laky. Wow! Wow again! I'm in love!

A quote: "Twigs are among the most beautiful linear elements in existence." Gyongy Laky.

The bubster understands this well. Every day provides him with the opportunity to explore, examine and arrange sticks. He loves sticks. And I love that he loves sticks. It's so cool to be able to watch someone examine and explore!! Maybe this is how Gyongy Laky got started. :-)


Making his stick hut. Age 3 - 2008.



His stick lines. Sometimes he calls them sculptures, sometimes he calls them rooms.

4 comments:

forwardtumble said...

do you go to beaches? i love driftwood sculptures... they can be monsters, swans, boats, guns, fences, gates... depends on who you're with. I'll dig out a picture of one and post it on my butterfly blog for you...

kate said...

there's nothing quite like young boys and sticks....

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

You could be right, you could have an artist in the making. I remember my brother was obsessed with building all sorts of amazing things from Lego when he was young. He's now an architecutural engineer.

Tania said...

Wow. Great play opportunities, if ever I spotted 'em. LOVE his hut and have thoroughly enjoyed pootling around and about here!