I think there is an inverse relationship between most store-bought toys and the development of imagination. No offense to American Girl, but it is surprising how creative a child can be when simply provided an old refrigerator box. Whole worlds can unfold. This is the same reason we build sand castles. My son used to set up battles between pieces of Captain Crunch and Lucky Charms (I guess even he knew it wasn’t fit to eat). Deep in our collective psyche is the impulse to anthropomorphize objects.
Artist, Vlad Artazov creates brilliant vignettes using nails and screws which he then photographs. Pass this post along to someone who needs a giggle today.