LAB2016 Sculptors and Driftwoods, Dead wood, scraps, etc

11 Nov 2016 Ferado

November 10

There’s just so many activities going on around here. The LAB2016 sculptors work together doing their projects. There’s so much energy given to each thoughtfully crafted pieces.

Syahril Azwan Salleh or Adi volunteered to drive for LAB2016 sculptors. I wondered if this driving task for the LAB participants is taking time away from his art projects. He smiled and said, “It’s okay. Am happy being able to serve.”

On the way, as he brought me to our new location, he shared with me some thoughts to ponder.

I asked him about those driftwoods he gathered and he said: “Working on these driftwoods is giving them a second chance to another way of life”.

“They have given us shelter, They have brought us to places. They have given us a lot of things. But somewhere along the line, somethings happen to these woods and they end up drifting. But we, as sculptors help bring them up to another level of usefulness. And once again, through the process and efforts we sculptors do to them, such fallen wood rises up and stands tall again as it once did.”

With Syahril Azwan Salleh, peeping through the driftwoods he gathered.
With Syahril Azwan Salleh, peeping through the driftwoods he gathered.
Helen Crawford washing this fiber material for her art piece
Helen Crawford washing this fiber material for her art piece
Lawrence Dinesh Wilkes focused on his piece
Lawrence Dinesh Wilkes focused on his piece
Ciezan Othman and Abdul Mansoor Ibrahim combine their efforts
Ciezan Othman and Abdul Mansoor Ibrahim combine their efforts
Anup Kumar Gupta in deep concentration
Anup Kumar Gupta in deep concentration
Jean Lewis Dick and his group from Mauritius continue their work on this log.
Jean Lewis Dick and his group from Mauritius continue their work on this log.
I wonder what will come out of this pile of driftwoods
I wonder what will come out of this pile of driftwoods