Vea Vecchi, Mirella Ruozi, editors, 2015 Reggio Children Publications, illustrated, softbound, 152 pp.
This catalogue presents the exhibition Mosaic of Marks, Words, Material, a collection of works by children who attend the municipal infant-toddler centers and preschools of Reggio Emilia.
Drawing and telling stories means imagining, analyzing, and exploring spaces, forms, colors, words, metaphors, emotions, rhythms and pauses, entering into a narrative dimension that is both internal and external to the self, playing on reality, fiction, and interpretation. Though drawing and words are autonomous languages, for the children words and stories, silent or spoken, almost always go hand in hand or intertwine with the drawing, creating an intelligent and often poetic mosaic. With this investigation we tried to better understand this interweaving, with the aim to restore to drawing, materials, words, and the children all the cognitive and expressive richness they generate.