Free Your Mind, the Rest Will Follow

Vladimir Radunsky. On a Beam of Light. 2013. Paper, Watercolor, Ink.

On a Beam of Light: The Story of Albert Einstein, Illustrated by the Great Vladimir Radunsky

is a picture book about Einstein and charmingly illustrated by Vladimir Radunksy in watercolors and ink.

From spaceships and satellites, there is not a part of modern technology and science that his thinking hasn’t touched.

Vladimir Radunsky. On a Beam of Light. 2013. Paper, Watercolor, Ink.
Vladimir Radunsky. On a Beam of Light. 2013. Paper, Watercolor, Ink.

While he helped us understand the universe as no one ever had before, Einstein’s greatest legacy to us isn’t all the answers he bequeathed but all the open questions he left for today’s young minds.

Vladimir Radunsky. On a Beam of Light. 2013. Paper, Watercolor, Ink.
Vladimir Radunsky. On a Beam of Light. 2013. Paper, Watercolor, Ink.

Those young minds that are inherently full of wonder and curiosity, and best kept alive through unfettered play… music…

Vladimir Radunsky. On a Beam of Light. 2013. Paper, Watercolor, Ink.
Vladimir Radunsky. On a Beam of Light. 2013. Paper, Watercolor, Ink.

and, please, let’s not forget – ice-cream!

Vladimir Radunsky. On a Beam of Light. 2013. Paper, Watercolor, Ink.
Vladimir Radunsky. On a Beam of Light. 2013. Paper, Watercolor, Ink.

Because, after all, it is  the thoroughly conscious ignorance and life’s little joys that keeps the child within us alive and is essential to our understanding of life.

Vladimir Radunsky

Vladimir Radunsky. The Mighty Asparagus. 2004, Harcourt, Inc. / Silver Whistle.

Vladimir Radunsky. Hip Hop Dog. 2010. Harper Collins Publishers.
Vladimir Radunsky. Hip Hop Dog. 2010. Harper Collins Publishers.
Vladimir Radunsky. Fire Fire Said Mrs. McGuire. 2006, Harcourt Inc. / Gulliver Books.
Vladimir Radunsky. Fire Fire Said Mrs. McGuire. 2006, Harcourt Inc. / Gulliver Books.
Vladimir Radunsky. The Mighty Asparagus. 2004, Harcourt, Inc. / Silver Whistle.
Vladimir Radunsky. The Mighty Asparagus. 2004, Harcourt, Inc. / Silver Whistle.

I was at the Oakland Public Library this afternoon, and love the paintings inside the Mighty Asparagus by Vladimir Radunsky. I am looking forward to reading more of his books.