Through the Lens of The Five-Year-Old: The Bunny at Whole Foods

The Five-Year-Old at work. (Photo: Shala Howell)

For her first assignment as Caterpickles’ Official Junior Photojournalist, The Five-Year-Old is developing a 15-post Photo Documentary of the Dedham Shines Public Art Project going on this summer in nearby Dedham, Massachusetts.

This week on Through the Lens, The Five-Year-Old visits Townie, by Marietta Apollonio of the Dedham Square Artist Guild. Local readers can find Townie at the Dedham Whole Foods at Legacy Place.

In developing the design for Townie, Marietta wanted to recreate the experience of a journey, taking her viewers from town to city to countryside to the mountains and back again as they walked around her rabbit. Marietta, The Five-Year-Old and I think it worked.

(Photo: The Five-Year-Old)

The other side.

(Photo: The Five-Year-Old)

From the front.

(Photo: The Five-Year-Old)

And a closeup.

(Photo: The Five-Year-Old)

The Five-Year-Old thanking Townie for her cooperation during the photo shoot. (Photo: Shala Howell)

The Dedham Square Artist Guild has posted some videos of Marietta painting Townie on YouTube. You can find them at the Dedham Guild’s YouTube channel.

Be sure to stop by next week, when The Five-Year-Old visits the Peace Bunny at Oakdale Square.

Townie (c) 2012 Marietta Apollonio

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About Shala Howell

I spent two decades helping companies like Bell Labs, Juniper Networks, and a genetic testing company that was later acquired by CVS translate some of the world’s most complicated concepts into actionable, understandable English. Now I'm working on a much harder problem -- fostering children’s curiosity and engagement in the scientific, artistic, and linguistic world that surrounds them. The first book in my Caterpickles Parenting Series, What’s That, Mom?, focuses on how to use public art to nurture children’s curiosity in the world around them. My next book will focus on science, and how parents without a science degree can answer their curious child's questions without enrolling in a college level refresher course. In the meantime, you can find me blogging about life with a very curious Eleven-Year-Old at, chatting about books and the writing life at, and tweeting about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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