05 February 2009

good looking out

Today Skuli is making a collage on a piece of lauan wood. He talks all the while, sometimes telling a thought directly to someone nearby -- at other times he speaks to himself.

Skuli: The green stuff is quicksand and the brown stuff is lava . . . you have to walk over the bridge . . . this is a circle . . . this is a mouth . . . the daddy turtle is in a haunted castle . . . the haunted castle has traps . . . the blocks make you crushed, the blocks squish you . . . the turtles never talk, their voices are so tiny because they're so tiny . . . that's a silly turtle, he only has one eye . . . these are paths . . . these are bridges for pirates!

A sewing project is beginning at the next table -- Skuli decides to go join in. Silas sees that Skuli has left his collage before securing the black strips of photo paper that lie on top. Silas grabs a role of tape...

Silas: I'm just taping this for him. I'm taping it down so it doesn't move.

Sachie seems concerned about the help that Silas is providing.

Sachie: Skuli, do you want him to do that?
Skuli: Yeah, cause I don't want to lose any of them.

Sachie and Silas each provide valuable support for Skuli. Silas shows concern for the preservation of Skuli's art, while Sachie is mindful of Skuli's authorship and intentionality.

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