It’s been awhile since I’ve written in this lane. Doesn’t mean that there hasn’t been a crap-load of things to discuss regarding the rockheads (Josiah & Josh) – there just weren’t any moments that moved me to write, until the other day.
To those that don’t know…I currently work states away. So my direct parenting has had to take a different face. That being said, I’ve missed an entire year of school, accomplishments, and points of maturation. The other day I had the opportunity to see my son Josiah’s artwork…i was BLOWN AWAY! The best way I could describe it was abstract symmetry with splashes of Jean Michel Basquiat. The people that were around me, didn’t understand my reference points…so I began to point out some pretty exacting points in Josiah’s work, then I brought up Basquiat’s work…the similarities were striking. I mean the kid is eight! And he’s already a traveling dancer, pop-locking and breakdeancing throughout the west coast. Has a natural flow for music, his comedic timing and wit is awesome and now this? How does one properly parent him? Now this is not to sell Josh short at all, because anything Josiah does, Josh emulates with his own twist…he’s just a couple of years behind JoJo. I’ve already been in discussion at great length to get them in a school of performing arts – because this conventional education system makes my son feel dumb. And if anyone has been around him, you’d know that is NOT the case.
Now as any proud father would do, I’m going to share some of his work, and the comparative pieces of Jean-Michel – and tell me what you think
– Growing Father
He said this was inspired by Afrika.