One of the younger seniors that attends the Bridge expressed an interest in art by Picasso, Dali and Matisse. I searched EBay for some affordable slides and was fortunate enough to have placed the winning bid on 40 slides of work by Matisse and Lichtenstein.
I pulled the slide viewer I had used in my classroom (for that post view here) from one of the boxes of materials stored in my closet and brought it to work. I showed the senior that I thought would enjoy it the most how to use the viewer and how to handle the slides. I don't have a white glove...yet.
As he looked at one slide and then another.
He made comments about the color and referred to objects he thought the imagery reminded him of.
I looked at a few of this senior's paintings later that week. I saw so much beauty in his color choices and his minimalist style. They invite a dialog within myself that I do not yet have words to express outwardly. I think I will add his name to my list of favorite artists. Here is a recent piece he painted for you to converse with: