Recently, my four-year-old son Jed has been expressing interest in what I do for a living, so yesterday I decided to start teaching him the basics of Google Sketch-up (3D design software). He grasped the fundamentals very quickly and learned how to navigate with the mouse, produce forms and change their colours.
I let him muck around on it for a while by himself fully expecting that when I came out – about half an hour later – he would be outside doing something else. To my amazement he was still intensely focused on the screen. When I asked him how it was going, he called me over and showed me this:
I was absolutely staggered. Ever since Jed could play with blocks I have been amazed at his ability to create interesting forms with relatively simple things. I think it is incredible what the unadulterated minds of children can produce.
Picasso once said, ‘Every child is born an artist. The trouble is remaining an artist when you grow up’.
I look forward to seeing what else he comes up with considering this was his first ‘mansion’, as he calls it. Love your work Jed, your amazing!!!