Bo is available to be adopted at WAO Wonder Woman Day on 31 March 2012 Saturday at Zouk KL. 100% of our sales will be donated to WAO (Women’s Aid Organisation Malaysia). More info at https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150765522156515&set=pu.20870926514&type=1
DIY a Bo with recycled materials, have fun with your kids!
There are a few things needed:
1. a piece of scrap paper.
2. an egg shell, break the tip, remove the egg carefully, and dry it.
3. double-sided tape.
4. permanent marker.
5. a pair of scissors.
Firstly, draw the egg shell with permanent marker, any patterns you like. If you prefer to have some colours, you can consider to use other medium, e.g permanent colour pen, acrylic paint, etc.
Secondly, draw the fish tail and fins.
Cut them out.
Stick the tail first with double-sided tape, and then fix the fins very carefully, don’t press too hard on the shell.
Put a tape at the bottom of Bo, to make sure he can sit nicely on ground.
Tadaaaa~ finished! This is an Eggie Bo! Happy or not?
You can try as many patterns as you wish, with colours or other ornaments.
A school of Eggie Bo is swimming happily now.
The more the merrier.
Try it at home and share the joy!
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Bo is a self-initiated art project by Kamwei. It is a goldfish character envisioned since 2003. It started with his childhood obsession: goldfish. Kamwei used to have a few fish tanks filled with colourful and adorable goldfish at home. He liked looking at them swimming and playing with one another everyday.
He sketched, coloured and painted all kinds of goldfish. Then one day, he began filling hundreds of papers with something that resembled a goldfish only in his imagination.
Minimalist in style, the baby-faced fish evokes feelings of calm and peace, just like how Kamwei feels when he looks at goldfish. Because he enjoys creating interesting contrasts, he decided to make his elegant-looking fish a little cheeky, too.
Giving his sculpture the affectionate name, Bo, Kamwei began to craft its character and world through posters, papercraft, collaborative work and ceramic sculptures. Through this project, the fish that God created, which Man genetically engineered to become a goldfish, now undergoes another evolution, to become ‘Bo’.
Photos shown here are old sketches, works by kamwei in the early year of creating Bo, in 2003.