11.07.11

All hail Japan's "Sculpture Forest," half-big art, half-playground

The above image is from the “Sculpture Forest,” a Japanese work that’s a hybrid of a sculpture and a playground. Check it and many other works designed to enrich children’s appreciation of art through play over at the Kids Web Japan website.

We’ll leave you with a “inspirational quote” from the site.

Art can sometimes seem difficult to understand. It’s not always easy to know what a painting or sculpture is supposed to mean, even after you have seen it with your own eyes. But the gifts of imagination and creativity exist within us all. Being able to handle and play with works of art, rather than just looking at them, can bring children closer to art and inspire their creativity.

-Drew Millard

[h/t to slavin]