Monday, January 9, 2012

Sculpture as Community. Sculpture as Ritual

So with the sculpture/artifact done and carried outside and place on its gravel bed,  
it's time for the art to begin!
Sparklers starting.
Artist Susan Gallacher-Turner shares her experience of the burn, with good photos on Sculpting a Life
Photo by Michael Turner, You can see how the gold paper catches and reflects the light
Here the Dragon come alive with flame and fireworks.

All too soon the fireworks are over. You feel the change in the group's energy, the danger and excitement subside, replaced by introspection and contentment as we draw closer to the flames.
Talk is quiet. If we're lucky, a flock of geese fly overhead, calling to each other in the dark night.
Do you use art to create community?


Beatriz Cunha said...

Beautiful images!
I really loved that you shared this moving homage with us.

Susan Gallacher-Turner and Mike Turner said...

Love the video with all the cheers, a great way to bring in the New Year!