Cubism is Alive and Well and Wants a Juice Box

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“Look, it’s a train,” Athena explains, and damned if it isn’t. The question is whether it’s a train because she intended it to be a train, of if it’s a train because she was just doodling and that’s the closest actual object to what she’s doodled. I’d ask her, but that seems like an imposition on the creative process, if you ask me.

12 thoughts on “Cubism is Alive and Well and Wants a Juice Box

  1. I’m with Chris. That’s a train with intent.

    Try her on chinese calligraphy brushes. Even _I_ can paint bamboo with those things.

  2. Catharine Rain writes:

    “That’s a train. With a giant shovel attached to the top, of course.”

    I saw that as the smoke coming out. But a shovel is good, too.

  3. that’s a train, there is no doubt about it, no way she could of doodled something so close to a train

  4. “Cubism is Alive and Well and Wants a Juice Box”

    Hee. That’s the funniest thing I’ve read all day. Okay, it’s only 10.45 in the morning, but still….

    Personally, I think it’s a Transformer midway between its train and Tyrannosaurus Rex forms.

  5. Catharine Rain writes:

    “That’s a train. With a giant shovel attached to the top, of course.”

    John Scalzi replies:

    “I saw that as the smoke coming out. But a shovel is good, too.”

    I thought Athena did a marvelous job of capturing the sonic impact of the steam whistle as the train approached the station!

  6. Nice, but my seven year old did the same thing and exclaimed “This is *not* a train.”

    Very deep. Very very deep.

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