(4 pm. – promoted by ek hornbeck)
I’ve been following the Google Art winners — Google asked school children around US to submit art showing “Google” logo. There were many imaginative, worthy entries. Summery, full of fun animals – fun kid stuff – but also some savvy artwork from the older students. Really – look it up. Great stuff – makes you proud.
And the winner is (wait for it) … a military theme: a young daughter running to her soldier dad coming home. One of the least imaginative works I’ve seen. But let’s not forget it’s military, thus Americana I guess. The first prize was a generous college scholarship. I’m touched. btw, it was the only military theme I saw, though maybe I missed one or two.
But Xanthe, what kind of beeach takes issue with a little girl running to her dad just home from war. Considering the other art I’ve seen and the other themes available – well, me for one.
If you go to Google home page you’ll see the winning artwork and can follow through to see some of the rest of the work submitted. Really awesome stuff from our students.
Of course, good luck to the young person who won but really – supposedly this was voted in by google users which makes me even sadder than if Google chose the winner.