Cardboard and string... simple straight forward materials with endless potential. They can be mundane or magical. They can hold up a wobbly table leg, or tie together an unruly bundle of papers. They can provoke curiosity and excitement simply by arriving in the mail, and after their contents are removed, they can become forts, trucks, airplanes, or enchanted train cars that will take you anywhere with a wrinkle of the nose or a blink of the eyes. In this video by Trevor Gainer, cardboard and string are all of these things. The process is clearly displayed, the progress is slow moving, and it is filled with anticipation and magic. Each move and its potential success or failure makes the box come alive. It is imperfect and real, and sometimes takes a few tries to get to it's destination, making the the end result something beautiful to see indeed. A simple cardboard box that makes you believe in the impossible all over again... and again... and again.
Wishing you a weekend filled with the magical potential of simple components, playful experimentation, and a lot of imagination!