Mighty Pencil Series

Fine Art: Sculpted Frames merged with images from a Children’s Book

The Mighty Pencil Series consists of six original sculpted frames ranging from a few feet wide up to over 15 feet in length.  

(Click on image for more details on frame size and mediums)

“All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he/she grows up.” - Pablo Picasso

A Random House published children’s book was created by a father and son team Daniel, (then 6 years old) and his father David Kamish titled “The Night the Scary Beasties Popped out of my Head”   Using the uninhibited lines of Daniel, David added the color and backgrounds that brought them line drawings to life to create this fascinating and imaginative children’s book.  

Daniel’s raw, natural, expressive line drawings are real!  It’s true storytelling through the eyes of a child.

From there, Uncle Paul gets involved.  Using images from the book, Paul takes these ideas to the next level.  

Entering the world of fun and wacky through the Mighty Pencil Series, distinctive and imaginative works of art.  The series, which amplifies Paul Kamish’s unique “Collaborative Energy Art” style, celebrates these children’s book illustrations.

The unpredictable union of the wild and raw scenes from, “The Night the Scary Beasties Popped out of my Head” (Random House) Paul Kamish’s graceful and ornate sculpted frames have paradoxical appeal.  The refreshing absurdity and museum-like qualities announce that breaking the rules is beautiful in a wonderful, whimsical child-like voice.

The same “no rules” applies in the creation of the sculpted frames.  The canvas areas were originated by Daniel playing in a sandbox.  The wavy shapes in the sand were the forms that were cast into rigid canvases and images from the book were transposed onto the wavy canvas.

The shapes of the frames were created by the whimsical drawn outlines by Daniel.  Paul used these kid lines and merged them: raw, expression with elegance and ornate Baroque Style.  The Mighty Pencil Series consisted of six original sculpted frames ranging from a few feet wide up to over 15 feet in length.  These were on display for a one month exhibition at the Minnesota Children’s Museum.

A small Limited Edition was created of the smaller three frames you see above. 

Minnesota Children’s Museum Exhibition

“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child” - Pablo Picasso

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