Children’s Museum Denver

I contain the mastery of my inner child en mi corazón.

Each day, I am more and more my mother’s treasure and my dad’s pride.

I have siblings I play with and a bike I love to ride.

I’ve worn my favorite shirt four days in a row,

and picked the scab on my knee twice this week.

I see the world but don’t acknowledge it.

I mean, that tree grows so that I can climb it right?

I climb to climb and don’t worry about coming down.

I’m here to play, I’m here to draw and I’m here to paint.

OH! OH! OH!

And that hill over there, I’m going to roll down it as fast as I can!

I’ll turn that towel into a cape and save the dog from being inside all day!

I’m now 30 years of age and I am excited to say…

I contain the mastery of my inner child and that child wants to play.

-Armando Silva, ARTMANDO

Armando Silva is the summer 2017 Artist-in-Residence at the Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus. Join Armando during his open studio hours to pick his brain, collaborate on a piece and get a little (or a lot!) messy. Armando is an action painter who uses movement and color to tell stories.