ein neuer Fan / a new fan

(English version follows below)

Ich muss mir ja mal selbst auf die Schulter klopfen, dass ich sowas zwischen all dem Chaos und den kleinen Baustellen noch hinkriege: gestern hat die Große aus allen Schuhen (und Finken, also Hausschuhen) eine lange Schlange gebaut und war recht stolz auf ihr Werk. Bis ihr kleiner Bruder kam und alles wieder auseinander nahm.

Nach einer kurzen Panikattacke seitens der Tochter warf ich schnell in den Raum, dass sowas halt kurzlebige Kunst ist. Voila, erster Geniestreich: das Kind war angesichts des neuen komplizierten Ausdrucks erstmal verwirrt und daher ruhig. Der zweite Geniestreich: ich hab ihr von Andy Goldsworthy erzählt. Und dass der ganz tolle Muster macht (im Gegensatz zu Skulpturen sind ihr Muster vertraut, daher die Wortwahl), zum Beispiel im Wald oder am Strand, und dass die meisten aber nur ganz kurz halten, weil dann die Sonne oder der Wind oder der Regen kommt und alles wieder verwirbelt. Genau wie der Kleine mit den Schuhen.

Und dann haben wir uns hingesetzt und uns ganz viele Bilder von Andy Goldsworthy angeschaut. Vor allem die mit den bunten Blättern haben es der Großen angetan. Und nun hat die Welt einen neuen Goldsworthy-Fan.

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I must say I am pretty proud of myself because between all the boxes and the chaos, I had a stroke of genius yesterday. It started with the little one taking all shoes available and building a long and very tidy line with them. She was quite happy with her work. That was until her little brother decided to join and dismantled her piece of art.

After a short panic attack from the daughter I quickly mentioned that this is a typical example for ephemeral art. Voilá, first stroke of genius: being confronted with such a new and complicated phrase, the kid was confused and hence quiet. And now the second stroke of genius: I told her about Andy Goldsworthy. And about all the beautiful patterns he creates (note: while our daughter is not familiar with the term sculputure, she has, however, a thing for patterns! :-)), for instance in the forest or at the beach. And that the patterns, however, only last a short time because then it’s raining or windy or the sun rises and everything is a mess again. Like with the hobbit and her shoes.

And then we sat down and looked up many, many pictures from Goldsworthy. She was especially impressed by the ones with the colourful leaves. And now the world has a new Goldsworthy-fan.

About erdhummel

Familial entropy - that's an insight into our current life which has been fundamentally changed last summer when our daughter was born. Having studied in Cottbus, Germany, and worked/studied in Edinburgh, Scotland, we momentarily live in a small town in Switzerland where Karsten is trying to save the environment and Freddie is trying to save our sanity. Since there is not much time for elaborate, long emails while doing that, we thought a blog might be a good option to smuggle ourselves into the lifes of our friends.
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