The Circus

The Circus Storybook Walk

A Book for Kis by Clarence Michael James Dennis Written by Clarence Michael James (CJ) Dennis.

Artwork created by David Archer, 2008.

From the book A Book for Kids.

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A beautiful poem about seizing the day reflected in a circus performance.  

"Hey, there! Hoop-la! the circus is in town!
Have you seen the elephant?
Have you seen the clown?"

Meet the artist: David Archer

David Archer artist David Archer was born in Victoria, Australia. At an early age he moved with his family to Adelaide, South Australia. His mechanical interests probably stem from his father, who worked as a mechanical engineer and also happened to be a part-time inventor! Archer spent some of his youth on a farm in the Adelaide Hills and was often rewarded by trips to the local refuse tip where he would collect all forms of discarded gadgetry and machinery, which he would then take home, disassemble and analyse.

Archer pursued his art interests as a ceramicist, completing his Ceramic Design degree with the University of South Australia in 1987. These studies gave him insight into conceptual design and experience in the manufacture of domestic ware and ceramic sculpture. He currently works for the University of South Australia in the School of Art as a technical officer (Ceramic and Glass).