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© by Artist Dempsey Essick. All rights reserved
"The Kids' Room"
His Things-Her Things
THE KIDS ROOM consists of a paired set of watercolor paintings depicting
some of those things that grown-ups save to recall those happy days
of childhood. Hidden away in a closet or attic, the adult child is reluctant
to allow present day kids to play with the treasures of the past. They
are convinced that today's kids would not have the proper respect for
a slightly worn Teddy Bear or Kewpie Doll. They would likely damage
an irreplaceable model airplane or hand-cranked sewing machine.
In the mind of the adult dreamer it is far better for
today's kids to have their own toys; to create their own play world
and save their own relics that they can dream on someday.
Dempsey Essick's paired set of paintings will appeal to the child in
everyone. In this delightful release he has touched a nostalgic chord
in each of us.