Sunday, February 10, 2008

Elias the budding scupltor

Not too long ago, Elias made his artistic mama very proud by presenting her with his first, spontaneous and representational clay (okay, not really, just playdough) sculpture of Mount Saint Helens erupting. See how proudly he stands by his work! Well, actually, he can hardly keep his eyes off of the cone cup he procured from the Dr. office after visiting for a diagnosed double ear infection!. As many of you who follow this blog may know, Elias has a explosive fascination with Mt. St. Helens, volcanos erupting, lava, the earth's crust, etc. Two dimensional drawings of this event started early in the fall. Now, this progression into the 3rd dimension really marks something developmentally fantastic, don't you think?? Let's do have a close up, shall we? Impressive, I know. Let me tell you about this art piece, according to Elias, the gray portion is Mt. St. Helens before it erupted with the point intact. What you are seeing with the yellow and white is actual lava spewing out from the top of the mountain. The blue portion underneath the mountain is a lake and the green and turquiose points protruding from either side are trees in the forest around the mountain.

It really was a lovely accomplishment and Elias felt so proud. What an amazing pleasure to be derived from creating something with your very own hands!!