Name of grown-up helping: Irene Pérez
Email Address: email@example.com
Name of maker: Maia
Age of maker: 5
Additional collaborators: At times, assisted by mom, dad, grandma or grandpa.
Year work was made: 2015
Medium: Couch, chairs, blanket/s, bed sheet, lamp or light source, pillows and clothes pins.
Tell us 1 - 3 sentences about this work.: Mom (Irene): On a weekly basis for the past year Maia has been building these shelters, or "caves" as she calls them, mostly by herself. She treats herself to the construction of a space to call her own and where to hide. She treats us, her parents, in the delightful experience of watching her come up with many ways of building the perfect "cave".
Maia: I like building caves because I like hiding in them. I like using all the pillows in the house. Sometimes I make pillow caves for my cat too. I wish mom and dad would let me keep the couch cave up forever, but I have to take it down before bed time.