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Just let the imagination soar

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The Boy Who Could Fly, Punktique assemblage by Nikki Romney

Can little boys fly? Of course they can! Why can't you?

Childhood imaginings are perhaps the purest form of creativity - even if, all too often, we adults tend to pour on the cold water.

However, feeding the imagination is important. As Albie Einstein reputably put it, "If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be very intelligent, read them more fairy tales."

It's that sort of childhood fantasizing that has taken shape in Saligia Art Gallery's latest Punktique assemblage.

We're taken an antique duck, a very cute and collectible doll, and voila ... The Boy Who Could Fly.

No political, ecological or otherwise worthy message this time - just a slice of whimsy and fun.

It's one of numerous assemblage creations at our working art studio and gallery, opposite Trafalgar Park on Nelson's main street.

Punktique, by the way, is a term we coined for the range of art objects we work on together for Saligia gallery ... blending antique and collectible objects with a dash, at times, of some Steampunk-type reflections on the past.

Fly in for a squiz or a chat. We're open every day bar Mondays.

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