The interest of young people towards local arts and crafts nowadays are getting less and there are only a few young people would like to know the local traditional arts and crafts. The making of traditional handicrafts among local people are also very few, and this has make people to lost interest and forget about our traditional arts and crafts. In order to make more people to get into our traditional arts and crafts, the art piece that I am making is a 4 x 4 magic cube. The idea of the cube is inspired by the colourful and playful rubiks cube. The material that is used to make the magic cube is mounting board and paper. The size of the magic cube is one meter big. It is a moveable magic cube where people can rotate and flip the cube. As they rotate the magic cube, it will form a picture of the arts on the cube. Each sides of the cube has different pictures on it. Children and adults can play along with the cube and match the picture on the cube. It is an exciting toy especially for young kids to play as they can get to know the traditional arts and crafts by matching the picture on the cube. The cube is a playful piece of art that it is fun and people can play to combine the picture together on the cube. If they flip to another sides of the cube, it will form a different pictures. The colourful and playful cube can also release stress and tension. The message of this magic cube is to bring young people to know more our local traditional arts and crafts, and make our traditional arts and crafts get well-known by worldwide. As if our traditional arts and crafts become popular, the interest in young people towards local crafts will highly increased. Besides, these traditional arts and crafts will be recognize by young generation.
The Magic Cube