In a 2012 talk at AIGA, Zach Lieberman, cofounder of the School for Poetic Computation, read the book his stepdaughter River made when she was six year old, called I Am Art.   It is one of the most astonishing and rhapsodic proclamations of art-making we’ve seen and totally nails the exhilaration it brings.  Transcription below.

(The foot prints choreographer Trish Brown made on paper on in a series of lithographs called Compass seem a fitting image that echoes that feeling…)

River the Artist

River the Artist


River the Artist


River the Artist


River the Artist



Art is like you feel free   You

feel like you can do anithing

and you no [know] what to draw

and if you dont you look

at you You are the one

and you heve your

own imagination

and maybe in your

imagination you

will see lins [lines] and

sxwars [squares] and in

thos sxwars and linsyou will see


and that art is

amazing and you

are to.

Art Art Art Art

Art I am Art

Art food is art

art avrithing is

art art art art

art art art

art art art

art art art art



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