The Amazing Collection of Joey Cornell by Candace Fleming
Who’s It For: Kids
Is your little a collector of things? Do you love colors, shapes, textures? Then The Amazing Collection of Joey Cornell is your book, and Joseph Cornell will be your inspiration! Before he was an artist and a filmmaker, Joseph Cornell was first a collector. From a young age he added any object to his collection that intrigued him-and everything intrigued him! His parents brought little bits and trinkets home to him as well, and as his collection grew he would give shows of his “Relic Museum” in the barn to his family. When he grew up, he began using his collection of found objects to make amazing collages and shadowboxes. Joseph never trained as an artist, but his work eventually made its way to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York! A fascinating story of an unusual boy and his unusual art, with biographical information and a short bibliography at the very end.