- For: Offf Festival Book
- Year: 2019
- Type: Mixed Techniques
Offf festival 2019 invited us to participate their book called TOTEM. The selected topic was “Past” and they asked us to illustrate an element, a memory, or a place from our past that holds personal significance.
I feel the Rubik’s cube represents my past, mainly because of the way I used to play with it. I never had the ability, intelligence or perhaps the knowledge to solve it, and where I grew up, nobody near to me knew how to do it. So after thousands of failed attempts, I figured out my own way. I used to disassemble it taking out all small pieces from the main structure and them assembling them back to their initial position, a mechanical task that allowed me to see the Rubik’s cube solved.
A direct connection with a phrase I love from Calvin Coolidge: Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
For Offf Festival 2019 – Totem Book
Concept and design by Six N. Five
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