03/16/16 12:48pm
This exhibit, targeted for children, explores what a soul is and who has one. Heavy topics presented in a light way. Photo: The Invisible Dog; Copyright Erika Hokanson

This exhibit, targeted for children, explores what a soul is and who has one. Heavy topics presented in a light way. Photo: The Invisible Dog; Copyright: Erika Hokanson

Brooklyn kids might have limited access to nature, but that doesn’t stop them from fantasizing about and emulating the creatures of the wild. On a daily basis, my son runs around eating his friends like a jaguar, nibbles his snack like a mouse, or puts socks on his hands pretending to be a kitten. Through a child’s eyes, the world is filled with magic; it’s a place where humans can turn into animals, dead princesses can rise up, and sick grandmothers can be snipped out of the belly of a big bad wolf unscathed. Which makes the exhibit, “Anima,” at the Invisible Dog Art Center the perfect setting to spark a child’s overactive imagination. Taking its cue from the Mayan idea of Anima, wherein animals and humans are considered equal, this immersive installation invites kids (and adults) to walk through a forest to discover the magic within. (more…)