From the series "On the Side of Children"

Alexander Art, art photos, photos and texts, photo series

The Fish.

 

"Dad, let me tell you about the fish I saw today: its body was like a carrot, only green, stone fins, it was butting its head against a coral reef and it had this fluffy tail ..."

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"I'm not making this up..."

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"I'm not arguing, I really did see it ..."

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"No, I don't need the belt, please, there aren't any fish like that, now I know, there aren't!!!"

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The Desert Monster.

 

"Mom, for sure, it's coming from the desert, it's crawling out from under the sand it’s coming this way! ..."

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"Well, what if we live in the city, it's creepy-crawling its way over here and I’m scared."

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"Mom, why don't you believe me, it's got a gray trunk, and no eyes like a skull ..."

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"Well, don't buy it, I don't want it, just sit until I fall asleep, and hold my hand."

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"Just don't go, don't, it'll be crawling in here soon ..."

 

 

 

 

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The Stump.

 

"Grandma, me and Annie were playing, and there was this tree: the roots were red and blue, and the stump was smiling, but its eyes were cunning, and its roots were like the tentacles on an octopus, and we jumped over it and ran away, so there!"

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"I'm not bothering you."

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"Well, just listen ..."

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"So what, you're on the phone, you spend two hours every day talking to her on the phone!"

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"You’ll punish me, punish me. Go ahead. She's talking on the phone, a stump with tentacles nearly, by the way, dragged us away!"

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Playground Horrors.

 

"No, I won't go!"

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"I'm afraid!"

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"They don’t touch the other children, they just scare me.

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"Well, I told you already, two of them: one is pink with a trunk, awful orange nails, a blue skull, and it cries all the time. Its tears are also pink. The other one is red with horns like a little bull, blue eyes, and it has a hoof, and orange nostrils."

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"Yes, the color of his nostrils is like the color of the first one's claws."

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"I do not want to go with Emma, she lies around with her tablet, puts the earphones in her ears and doesn't listen to me. Can I stay at home today? Can I? Puhleeeze!"

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Dancing Stars.

 

"Grandpa, do stars dance grownup dances?"

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"Well, like mom and dad on the birthday, together, beautifully, in a long dress and a suit?"

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"What do you mean, they don't even dance kids' dances, but you should see them doing a round dance, they leave behind such green traces."

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"No, I didn't dream it!"

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"I'm telling you it wasn't a dream. When I can’t get to sleep, I walk over to the window and look at the sky. At first they are afraid, they don’t move, they’re silent, and then they really start circling around!"

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"What's an optical illusion? I don't know what that is. And just look for yourself, you'll see ... The grownups are so silly, putting on airs and sitting around like they're so important, talk-talk-talk to the little ones, but to hear and to see ... uh-huh, they mess up then, spin in circles."

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The Smileykin.

"Mom, don't close the curtains."

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"They don't keep me from falling asleep"

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"If you close the curtains, the Smilykin won't be able to get out."

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"What do you mean, who? Smileykin. When I can't fall asleep during the day, the window really begins to light up, then this blue – crust covers it, and then from under the sill the Smileykin gets out."

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"Why is he scary? He's not scary, it's just that he doesn't have a nose, and he doesn't have eyes,  just a mouth in the middle."

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"In the middle of what? I don't know, it's not a head, it's, you know, he smiles, and has these white streaks, rays, on him, and spots that are so beautiful ..."

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"Okay, okay, right, I, uh, was just imagining it, but anyway, don't close the curtains, okay?"