One day I walked in on my three-year-old sister in the den, by herself, teaching her imaginary friend the alphabet. She was totally oblivious to anything else going on in the world, and was fully focused on the task at hand; making sure her invisible pupil didn’t grow up to be illiterate.That scene got me thinking about how children pretend that they are adults, as a way of learning to be an adult someday.
The result of that day is before you. A series of five simple photographs depicting life from a young child’s perspective. The series is a loose, visual description of a child’s day, from waking up and eating breakfast to stealing mom’s slippers before bed. The images are meant to capture in some small way the thoughts that go on as a child plays out scenes with adults as she views them through her dolls, and other such imaginary conversations and social interactions that happen unbeknownst to anyone else.
I have had the special privilage of being seventeen years older than my youngest sister. This has given me a certain love for young kids, and I believe strengthened my relationship with my sisters.
While I hadn’t fully realized it before now, this is the only project I could have done, and done well. It was only for me. I haven’t meet more than a handful of people who understand the kind of relationship I have with my sisters. We are best friends, all of us. I couldn’t live without a single one of them, my life is so beautifully complete, and each of my siblings, and my parants, all fill their irreplacable part of my heart.
~ Alexandra Prewett