Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Mats Nordman
Urs Fischer (age 8 or 9), Cat , 1981. “It’s a very small sculpture of a cat, which is a motif that has recurred throughout my work of the past two decades.”
Dustin Yellin (age 7). “These are ballpoint pen on paper. My interest in geology has not changed. My feelings for rocks are strong. Death has remained a constant. The direction in which time travels has been a constant source of anxiety. As you get older and decay maybe the glass gets thicker. A certain type of lensing happens. A sediment. The subjective experience changes chemistry. Maybe I’ve since gained hope, and you should too.”
Courtesy of Rirkrit Tiravanija
Rirkrit Tiravanija (age 7), untitled (silver mr. Spock), edition of 21. Taken in Addis Ababa in 1968 by their father, the photograph shows the artist and his sister. Rirkrit, seven years old at the time, is wearing Mr. Spock ears that he sculpted himself from plasticine. He considers these ears his first sculpture and this photo its documentation.