2016/03/27
デザイン/Design

10年間「紙ナプキン」に絵を描き続けたお母さん。そのクオリティが高すぎると話題に!

 

Daily Napkinsとはいったい……?

子供の喜ぶ顔、お母さんお父さんなら見たいですよね

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お子さんがいらっしゃる方は、子供が喜ぶ顔を見たい、と思うのが当然。しかしどうやって喜ばすかは人それぞれですよね。一緒にキャッチボール。ゲームで遊んであげる。様々あると思いますが、アーティストの場合はやはりその才能(スキル)を活かすようで……?

10年間描き続けた『Daily Napkins』

この作品をご覧ください、実はこれ、食事中によく用いる”紙ナプキン”に描かれている絵なんです。

 

Nikola Tesla with Pikachu: My older son is in the throes of researching a paper on Tesla and as a result, I have learned more about the man than I intended. It seems likely that he would have been pretty enthusiastic about Pikachu: Tesla really loved electricity… and not just as a topic of scientific research and commercial engineering. He believed in both its philosophical power and potent health effects. He frequently treated himself and others with electric current for for mental heath and digestive function. (He also initially believed that X-rays had health benefits, but fortunately quickly discovered evidence to the contrary) He had a powerful imagination and was an enthusiast for the fantastic. Picking up a beeping sound of unknown origin while in his laboratory in Colorado Springs, he seems to have arrived at the conclusion that he was receiving messages from intelligent life on Mars. And, last but not least, at the end of his life, he was an ardent fan of small creatures in the form of pigeons. He was reported obsessed with the pigeons that he fed in Central Park. He himself wrote about one in particular, “I loved that pigeon as a man loves a woman, and she loved me. As long as I had her, there was a purpose to my life.” As Tesla never married and seems to have never had a significant relationship with a woman other than his mother, maybe we should not read too much into that statement. But he was a vegetarian and cared very much about animals and their welfare. By the end of his life, however, he was not having much success with other people or money. But perhaps things would have worked out better for him if there had been an electric Pokemon for him to bond with. #nikolatesla #pikachu #pokemon #electricpokemon #dailynapkins #napkinart

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アメリカで彫刻家として活動している『Nina Levy』さんがちょうど10年前、2006年から始めたというこの「Daily Napkins 」。当初は息子さんのために、黒のマジックでシンプルなイラストを描いていたんだそうですが、だんだんとその絵は複雑なものに。今ではかなり手の込んだものばかりになっています。

最近だとお子さんからの要求の方も複雑化しており、オバマ大統領とヨーダの会談など、なかなかにカオスなものも。でもそれをしっかり描いてるんだから、その腕前に驚きですね。

 

 

Yobama: After inciting some hostility with our “Trump/Binks 2016” napkin, where could we go from there? But perhaps this is a way to get my kids more informed about various politicians. I just have to figure out which Star Wars character should be paired with each. One of the less pleased commentors on the Trump napkin suggested that the appropriate follow up would be Obama and Satan. I think I might stick with Star Wars characters. And before I inspire further fury, undeserved or not: I am not trying to suggest that President Obama is a candidate for 2016….nor that my kids would vote for him if he were running….if they could vote. At the moment, I am just campaigning for a bit more conversance with contemporary politics at our house. President Obama has worked hard to appear in many televised contexts including hiking in “Running Wild” and submitting to a satirical interview on “Between Two Ferns.” So why not visit the Jedi Temple for a Late Night style chat with Yoda?” My kids were happy to watch Obama hike with Bear Grylls. I am sure they would tune in to watch almost any politician talk to Yoda. #obama #presidentobama #yoda #starwars #starwarsfanart #starwarspolitics #dailynapkins #napkinart #fanart

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Team up: Godzilla & the Prom Queen A close female friend of my older son describes her Halloween costume as a “Goth Prom Queen turned Demon.” As the parent of two sons, I must admit that I am grateful to have remained blissfully ignorant of the complexities of female preteen Halloween costume choices. I did not get to see my inflatable Godzilla son interact with the ironic prom queen at their Middle School Halloween dance last weekend, so I had to resort to imagining them together… sort of. My depiction of her is not a particularly good likeness, but it is definitely more realistic than my drawing of my son’s Godzilla costume. For various reasons, we ended up with an adult sized costume. Despite containing a slight 12 year old, it still inflated to its maximum volume, so the resulting height to width ratio was a bit peculiar…and not the same as what you see drawn on the napkin here. #godzilla #promqueen #gothpromqueen #teamup #halloween #halloweencostume #kaiju #dailynapkins #napkinart #kidscostumes

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いかがだったでしょうか?そのクオリティもさることながら、こんな作品を毎日子供のために継続して描き続けるその優しさが何より、素敵に思えます。

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