This is a gallery of winners from the 2012 Space Foundation Student Art Contest in which pre-kindergarten through high school students in the US, Turkey and Pakistan were encouraged to paint or draw outer space with the theme 'Space is Infinite - Explore'. Obviously, the younger children did the best work because their brains haven't been spoiled yet by real life. Trust me-- there's no better cure for creativity than growing up. And that's why I'll always be five. "I thought you did it to order off the kid's menu." It's the only way to get a PB&J!
Hit the jump for a worthwhile glimpse of space through the eyes (and unsteady hand) of the world's youth. My favorites are at the end.
Thanks to plato, who paints outer space the classical way: with a chunky nude lounging in the middle.