To expose any available resources that will benefit artists and keep them inspired. Also inspiring others with different avenues of support that will in turn keep their creative juices flowing to bring about a whole different way we appreciate art.
The Theme this week is centered on the CARDBOARD BOX ROBOT named Danbo from the series YOTSUBA. Danb0, comes from danb0ru, the Japanese word for corrugated cardboard.
Danbo, the robot out of cardboard boxes that is now popular subject of digital photography, is a character from a comedy manga series by Kiyohiko Azuma entitled Yotsuba&!, read as "Yotsuba to" which means "Yotsuba and".
Danbo first appeared in Chapter 28 - Yotsuba & Danbo of the said Japanese cartoon series You can read this chapter here in English where Yotsuba’s friend Ena tried to convince her that Miura’s costume out of cardboard boxes is a real robot that is powered by money inserted into the slot on the chest. Yotsuba believes that the robot is real, and Ena refuses to let Miura crush her dreams by telling her the truth. It was Miura who named the cardboard robot Danbo.
Yotsuba&! depicts the everyday adventures of a young girl named Yotsuba as she learns about the world around her, guided by her father, the neighbors, and their friends. She is also initially ignorant about many things a child her age would be expected to know, among them are doorbells, escalators, air conditioners, and even playground swings. This naiveté is the premise of humorous stories where she learns about, and frequently misunderstands, everyday things.
"It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
~Leonardo da Vinci~