The Monster Engine by Dave Devries

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The Monster Engine by Dave Devries

Postby Sabina » Sat Oct 02, 2010 3:55 pm

"The Monster Engine is a book, a demonstration, lecture and a gallery exhibition.
The premise for all three came from one single question:
What would a child’s drawing look like if it were painted realistically?"
Dave Devries


The idea is so simple, so ingenious, that it is hard to believe that nobody thought of it before.
Maybe every great idea feels that way.

Here are a few example from "The Monster Engine", a project by Dave Devries:

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You can read and see more at The Monster Engine
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Re: The Monster Engine by Dave Devries

Postby mirjana » Sat Oct 02, 2010 6:26 pm

I agree great idea. It is simple, but fine in following the primary source of inspiration, which are kids’ drawings.
In the book "The Little Prince", written by Exupery, it is said something that was my first association when following these drawings of Dave Devries:
"One sees clearly only with the heart. The essential is invisible to the eyes."
Kids see under the surface in their clear and not yet contaminated mind. Their simple drawings, essential in presentation but very deep in thoughts, show another world that we have taken as interesting, but never seriously. When transformed into the drawings of adults, these characters transform into the comics heroes.
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Re: The Monster Engine by Dave Devries

Postby Ryan » Sat Oct 09, 2010 12:52 pm

Those are terrific!
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