While viewing some of these pieces, a child psychologist once explained to me that all young children, regardless of what culture or time period they are born into, go through a developmental phase where their drawings can best be described as “amoebas or tadpoles.”  These drawing are usually typified by large heads with exaggerated features and “stick” limbs. Perhaps it is that shared human experience that accounts for the popularity of these pieces.

Inspired by my own children when they were going through this period, I began doing these “FACE” paintings over 20 years ago. I enjoy the freedom and rhythm of the process. creating these has become a very personal type of meditation.

My kids grew out of this phase, I never did.