Some people actually love to take the rough path to create things that could’ve easily been created in a much simpler way. Meet Daniel Agdag artist from Australia, who creates intricate machines and machinery with – can you believe it? – paper and cardboard.
This is what separates these incredible artists from the rest and Agdag is one of the leading ones. And it’s not only paper and cardboard that he uses to build his sculptures, but also timber, trace paper and whatever else he can lay his hands on. The result is highly detailed sculptures…the stuff that fantasies are made of.
It’s not only Agdag’s artistic eye that attracts but the mechanics lying beneath the exterior of his machines, which immediately connects with his audience. The intricacies of Daniel Agdag artworks portray the complexities of our everyday experiences. Just sample his flying caboose that blends locomotives with hot air balloons or his turbine assisted a car that moves horizontally along a raised track.
It’s not only the sculptures that are Agdag’s forte. He has also produced a short film – Lost Property Office – with producer Liz Kearney. This stop-motion animation follows the work of a custodian named Ed in the city’s Lost Property Office. It included 1,258 handcrafted and Art Deco-style set pieces and props that used up over 2,500 sheets of recycled cardboard!