|Father and son in the zoo for drawing exercises|
A RL exhibition in the Rembrandt House Museum in Amsterdam from June to October this year inspired Karkassus to create a Second Life Version of the exhibition with over 100 works. Find all details in my LEA blog post.
|Vos loved to draw birds|
When Karkassus gave me a tour through the build I was touched and moved. He told me that his father went with him on Sundays to the zoo for drawing exercises. I could feel how grateful he is. I asked myself where is the difference to other parents and I think the key can be found here:
|Birthday Card for Sander|
This card was a gift to the 17th birthday of his son. The way how he wrote the title is a dutch word play about finding a woman and having sex. He wrote for him:
"Metamorphosis for Sander
Metamorphosis means: strange alteration which happened to Mr T from D, was drawn for Sander Vos on his birthday January 31st 1984 in his own metamorphosis to maturity. Everything changes, my love, also people, also you. You will spread your wings and fly to other areas, float above unexpected landscapes and land in trees you do not yet know. Exciting, isn't it? Take heart, mind you. Of course, any likeness with actual persons who celebrate their birthday is purely coincidental and I don't want to claim (the king of Daulis - once changed - turned out to have a sonorous voice, but kept calling the same three letter word** with it) that you will also become a one-song too. You have your own, unique metamorphosis.
Lots of love and good wishes for this eighteenth year of your life, my big son.
His strong dedication to metamorphoses obviously had to do with Vos' awareness of personal development and growth. And this father seemingly had enough empathy to be aware of his sons developing too.
Yesitika Coppola took a video in the installation:
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Karkassus has so much more stories to tell about the works and his fathers personal development. Don't miss the chance to meet him and talk!