Last year in the Purple Room, I drew a series of portraits of my students. As time went on and I spent more of my professional and personal time with children; I realized how lucky I am to be allowed into each child’s own little world. A world filled with complexities of emotion, imagination, and introspection, pouring out like a waterfall. Over time, I found myself capturing these existential waterfalls in a single moment; reveling in the subject’s most honest and open complexity.
My fellow staff members and I have spoken at length about the depths of childhood complexity and perplexity, and are often overlooked for. Many adults so often take for granted how many thoughts and feelings a child can develop at once. Dear reader, if you ever run into one of these adults, I hope these photographs can remind you fondly of the multitude of galaxies that formulate within a child through their eyes, their smile, and what they can open up to you in one single moment.