Kwame, 4th Grade
Detroit Public Schools
This is Kwame's written response to Robert Moskowitz's painting "Hard Ball III" which is a part of the permanent collection at The Detroit Institute of the Arts.
If you've been to the DIA, it's the painting of a silhouetted pitcher in the background and a baseball in the forefront that is, as the poem suggests, very BIG.
When I first looked at this painting, all I thought of was a rising fastball too high to hit.
Kwame sees this image beyond the sport itself: it becomes a cosmic image in his hands, something akin to the sun and moon.
I wish I saw the world through his eyes.
I wish I'd written this.
To support more student writing about art (and baseball) I hope you'll consider participating in the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan Challenge Grant.
The challenge begins TOMORROW at 10 a.m., August 18th, and will end as soon as the $1,000,000 is exhausted, so it's crucial for supporters of InsideOut to go online to take advantage of these available matching funds.
More info can be found here: http://www.cfsem.org/
To learn more about InsideOut go here:http://insideoutdetroit.or
Remember: first pitch is TOMORROW, August 18th, at 10 a.m. sharp.
It's a race for the prize. Help us hit one out of the park.
Best wishes from the bullpen,