I think I was right about the stencils. Here is the one of me and Lara on a picture frame. What do you think? I'm thinking yay!
I really love the reduction of a complex image into just two colors - how amazing that our eyes are able to translate this very limited information into a three-dimentional image. I wonder though at what age this begins to happen - since I assume what allows us to understand the image is our lived experience? Lara is 13 months old - has she already formed a clear enough view of the world to be able to contextualize this stencil?
Also, are there visual puzzles based on this ability to understand stencils? You know, along the lines of other optical illusions?