My life is likely to last 10 to 15 years. Any separation from you will be painful: remember that before you get me.
Give me time to understand what you want of me.
Place your trust in me- it is crucial to my well being.
Do not be angry at me for long, and do not lock me up as punishment.
You have your work, your entertainment,and your friends. I only have you.
Talk to me sometimes. Even if I don’t understands your words, I understand your voice when it is speaking to me.
Be aware that how ever you treat me, I will never forget.
Remember before you hit me that I have teeth that could easily hurt you, but I choose not to bite you because I love you.
Before you scold me for being uncooperative, obstinate, or lazy, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I might not be getting the right food, or I have been out too long, or my heart is getting too old and weak.
Take care of me when I get old; you too will grow old. Go with me on difficult journeys. Never say: “I cannot bear to watch” or “Let it happen in my absence.” Everything is easier for me if you are there, even my death.
Artist Kim Keever drops industrial paint tints into 200-gallon fish tanks, and photographs the swirling, ballooning colors as they mix and disperse through the water for his series “Across The Volumes.”
All the images are made from cardboard ~ boxboard to be precise. They are cut into intricate pieces using a surgical scalpel (blade Nº.11) and assembled intuitively by hand using a plain well known brand of wood glue, without detailed plans or drawings. The process is akin to sketching with cardboard.
Melbourne-based artist and filmmaker Daniel Agdad has been working hard away at his craft of making tiny and intricate models and sculptures out of cardboard, and he is now putting on his very first solo exhibition.
Using the word “intricate” to describe the latest work by Agdad does not sum up the magnitude that is his series called ‘Sets for a Film I’ll Never Make.’ Using mainly cardboard and PVA glue Agdad creates miniature structures and and experiments all off the top of his head. No planning is made and Agdad improvises as he goes along.
Daniel Agdad also happens to be an award-winning stop-motion film maker and you can see his new series of work on display on the 26th of October in Melbourne’s northern suburb of Collingwood.