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.”