Wellington, New Zealand (AP)-The David Marriott Marriott Hotel was restricted to his Australian hotel quarantine room on the third day. He watched “The Sopranos” for several seasons, and his eyes were tired from reading.
Then his lunch arrived in a kraft paper bowl, and he thought: “Aha. That’s a hat waiting to happen.”
The paper cowboy was born.
The art director of TV commercials, Marriott, delivered meals with high-quality paper bags every day and started making clothes. He added a brim to the hat, and then a vest and hat appeared. Next? Of course it is a horse.
He found an ironing board in the cupboard and tied it to the neck and head of the lamp to form a skeleton. The coffee pods became eyes and nostrils. He named the Russell horse after a joke made by his father: “Have you heard of paper cowboys? They were caught and rustled.”
The creative world created by Marriott in the Brisbane hotel room has become more and more complex as he added plot lines to video clips posted online. Clingfilm Kid became a villain and went out to grab Russell while he was sleeping.
Like Wilson in the movie “Escape”, Marriott believes Russell can also be a sounding board.
He said: “This is an existential dialogue, quite philosophical.” “Like, why are we here? What are we doing?”
He asked Russell to take a walk and made him laugh for the hotel staff in Rydges.
He said: “This has been inspiring everyone.” “The hotel staff is entertaining guests, but none of these guests can see or interact with them.”
The story of the segregated accommodation in the Marriott Hotel is even more sober. His father, Harry, fell at his home in London and was taken to the hospital, where he had an operation and began to recover. But then he discovered the coronavirus.
Marriott said: “I’m really lucky, my mother and sisters are there and allowed to see him.” “I will zoom with him at 3 in the morning and it is heartbreaking to see his condition worsen. I can say goodbye and make peace.”
Marriott flew from Australia to attend the funeral, and he said it was a harsh trip. Like other Australians returning home, he was asked to stay in a hotel for two weeks in isolation.
Marriott said he has been making props all his life. Even when he was a child, he often got into trouble by destroying his father’s tools.
Since quarantine guests are considered potentially infectious, their food is delivered in disposable containers and plates, which are discarded rather than recycled, and Marriott discovered this. But he said that since he started staying, he hasn’t thrown out almost anything, just order some extra things, such as tape and plastic wrap.
When he leaves on Saturday, he hopes to bring Russell and his other works to him. He said that a movie center aroused people’s interest, and the center hoped that Russell would participate in an art exhibition.
Marriott said: “He is a bit of a superstar now.”
After all, he could fold Russell and put it in his school bag.