The introducing paragraph has become somewhat heavy, but all that in order to emphasize my personal perception of being a part of the value-adding chains interconnecting the whole humanity rendered possible by the Internet. Without the Internet, for instance, I would be living without knowing the presence of highly evolved souls incarnated in the young generation. There are astonishingly many young Mozarts and Piccasos around us. Two of such Piccasos I would like to present (now I come to the point) are Akiane Kramarik, one of my YouTube discoveries, and Sonia Choi, none other than the younger daughter of my friend J whom I found again after 25 years thanks to the Internet. Both are 18 years old and have been creative since their tender age of 2-3 without any formal training. Both being geniuses (in the sense of not trained, but born talents) in their own ways, I have no authority to compare their artistic quality. The only comparison I can draw is the differences I see and feel regarding artistic purity while browsing on their galleries: Akiane's commercial website and Sonia's art blog. A big difference is that Akiane has been acclaimed worldwide as a child prodigy promoted by the mainstream media and Sonia is (still) well-protected from the public gaze. A bigger difference is that Akiane's works are commercialized to the maximum possible degree under a hard-core copyright protection and Sonia loves to share her feelings with others and does not even have the notion of using copyright to her financial advantage. A biggest difference is that Akiane's works seem to be quite conscious of spectator's eyes and Sonia is 100% herself without compromising any bit of her inner life with the considerations about the effects of her works on spectators. She has a pure urge to express her feelings and perceptions; maybe that's why she is so spontaneous and prolific.
As my question whether I could use some images and poems of Akiane for my blog has not been answered yet, I should content myself with giving the link to her store and pointing to one of my favourites: 'Possibilities', the third thumbnail from the left of the category 'age 15'. The depth of her reflection manifested both in picture and aphorism is beyond ordinary human imagination.
And here are some of Sonia's drawings, paintings and sculptures: