Wednesday, February 4, 2009

This is the illustration that gave me the idea for the picture book When I'm Big. The best illustrations do things photographs can't or show us how to do things we can't. "When I'm Big it will be easier to reach the basket." No kidding. I painted this, and then began thinking of other things that would happen "when I'm Big." Ordinary things, outlandish things, ordinary things visualized outlandishly, things a kid would think of but an adult will have forgotten. Big people forget what it's like to be small, and it's hard for a child to imagine being grown up. And occasionally funny and revealing.

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