Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Blog Guelph: Creativity is Everywhere

Laundry Guardian by BunnySafari
Laundry Guardian, a photo by BunnySafari on Flickr.

Good Morning!

Welcome to another full colour photograph shot on Kodak Portra film. I still can't kick that film habit of mine, nor do I intend to. Why is there an interesting face on my fencepost? Why not, I would ask you. In 2001, my first ceramic mentor, Ms Goldie Sherman challenged herself to make a mask a day for an entire year. I thought at first she was mad. At the end of the project I realized what a great creative leap she had made. What dedication to your craft. The results also demonstrated a slice of the culture around us and was reflected in the mask of a particular day. The tragic day of 9/11 was marked with a mask. Happy, sad, confused, perplexed faces began to surround us on the walls of the studio. The whole collection was eventually part of a show Goldie had at the Wellington County Museum. It was a sight to behold.

Now, Goldie has given many of the masks away, time to make room for more creativity. I am one of the lucky recipients and this mask graces my garden. I think this one may have been fleshed out on a full moon!

Have a brilliant day!
Bunny Safari

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