Today, I checked out this website, showcasing a project in which professional artists recreate children’s drawings. It’s inspiring because I’m certain that the dramatic and beautiful pieces created by the professionals are what the children had in mind while drawing.
The project demonstrates the power and profundity of a child’s imagination. Children are uninhibited – they are unafraid to draw outrageous or silly things that, as an adult, we would be embarrassed to share with others.
What is more, many of the works of art depict strange creatures and distant places that the children could have no personal knowledge of. I believe that children have a capacity to conceive and imagine the unknown that, as adults, we sometimes underestimate and undervalue.
The ability to imagine the unknown and feel wonder instead of fear is something that tends to be largely lost as we grow into adults. This project is valuable because it reminds us of the importance of being open to and optimistic about the unknown.