I interrupt this blog for a proud Mama moment :-)
As some of you know, my Son Aydn is in college studying fine art.
Aydn is way, way, way more artistic than I can ever hope to be. I like to think can appreciate art but I am not arty enough to understand the depths at which some artists work.
Aydn set up a blog as a way to electronically journal his work. When I read it I am struck by how little of it I understand. And even worse, how grown up and smart he seems. I am not one of those Moms who babies their child and I understand that he is growing up, but even so it sometimes takes me by surprise to know these words come from my boy. At times he is so philosophical. Guess it is time for the tables to be turned and for me to start learning from him.
Aydn has just completed this years work and received his results today. I am so proud to say he got 6 distinctions and 2 merits and an overall grade of distinction.
And on top of this he received the Student of the Year award.
And if that wasn't enough, he has just finished exhibiting some of his work at
While I was there he went for the interview with them and had his work assessed. He was over the moon to be chosen as an exhibitor.
I am sad I was unable was able to go to see his work in the gallery but I have no doubt that this won't be the last time.
When I was 19 I was dawdling along with no idea where I was going in my life and certainly hadn't achieved anything as cool as exhibiting in a major art gallery.
The theme of the exhibit was about unfolding angst, hidden layers of excessive regulation, rigid conformity and mass persuasion.
Aydns piece was titled "Our guardian, our frame" and this is how he describes it.
My work portrays new direction and hope; often it’s hard to find an escape or somewhere to hide. I aim to point out the fine line between opportunities staring us in the face yet commonly appearing transparent.
If you are curious, you can read more about the concept and ideas behind this on his blog
Well done Aydn.....
I am so proud of the man you've become and I love you loads xxx