Episode IV – “A New Hope”

If I gave you a box of crayons what would you create?

I imagine most of you immediately think of them as the tools with which to draw or write…

 

But to Star Wars fan and sculptor Steve Thompson they could be carved into characters from his beloved movies. Patiently he whittled away the wax to reveal….

 

Cue the immortal line by Princess Leia... “Aren’t you a little short for a Stormtrooper?” (image by Steve Thompson)

Cue the immortal line by Princess Leia… “Aren’t you a little short for a Stormtrooper?” (image by Steve Thompson)

 

I like the simple detail that he has selected the crayon that best matches the colour of the character he has hand carved.

 

Darth Vader hand carved crayon (image by Steve Thompson)

Darth Vader hand carved crayon (image by Steve Thompson)

 

Yes finally a good use for a white crayon - Stormtrooper hand carved crayon (image by Steve Thompson)

Yes finally a good use for a white crayon – Stormtrooper hand carved crayon (image by Steve Thompson)

 

I love it when I find an artist who has the patience and skill to create amazing art from something most of us would take for granted.

For me this is a lesson to look beyond what I am told is an object’s intended use and be open to all the other things it could be.

 

 

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