I met Cameron at an after school program. He was not into completing projects. But I noticed he had an infinity for mixing paint. I invited him to participate in PFRD and promised him a paint mixers dream.
We built a paintslide with a pooling area at the bottom.
Beyond dump mixing paint he experimented other mixing techniques.
The inevitable happened.
Solange has participated in PFRD three times. She is dedicated to detail and tends to perform within her installations.
Solange is a mighty force who is not shy to go big.
Octobers dad is a bread baker. So he attacked this block of clay like it was dough.
Complete with fork and spoon.
Things got primal when the bones and fur got found.
A kingdom was born.
After a long hard thinking session with a blank grey square and a skull Talyn came up with a brilliant concept.
He drew the skull then continued to draw it back to life.
skin, fur, eyeball
Talyn worked on a second project. He wanted to see how a small sketch would translate into a large mural.
Mackenzie wanted to fill up the space around Talyn's painting. Unabashed and energetic splatter painting lead to a heart filled explosion.
Elanor cut and cut and cut tiny shapes from my vast decorative scarf collection.
She stuffed the shapes and had me glue gun them closed. Then she artfully attached them to the wall.
Here Sophie is explaining at length the details of her beautifully imagined world.
Aubrey’s approach was considerate. Every detail was not soley aesthetic but a slowly built fictional story. There was much discussion about Max Ernst's glove series.
Soren knew he wanted to build a laser web. We worked together to figure out how to best do this.
It involved balls and balls of string and yarn, some things like mic and music stands, a chair, and a short ladder. Then for 3 hours he hurdled these balls of materials back and forth to form his laser net.
Soren could not get enough so he returned for another session and created a second laser web.
Careful and quite Violet tiptoed around the materials. With tiny quite movements she arranged beautifully strange combinations of materials.
Mija never spoke. Just pointed and smiled at every piece of textile and clothing. She spent her three hours swimming in a sea of fabric. A type of performance that took her on a magic carpet ride.
What can I say…..TAPE!
This girl loves tape and ladders.
Cole is a builder, a fixer, a balancer and a fine coordinator of colour.
While everyone went big in the big space Ruby chose small. She literally chose every small item from the studio area.
She asked for one small square shelf and commenced to build her world in miniature.
Elena had radical approaches to building her installation. Including throwing wooden embroidery loops from a distance to see how they would choose to hook themselves to a pink caribou antler.
Anabelle started in a flurry of chaos and movement all surrounding a single plinth.
But as the session progressed she honed in on her materials and got more and more detail orientated. She found her way into the eye of her own storm.
Finn & Solange
Finn is a jokster. Art making was not much his thing. Acting silly among the objects was his thing. Although he did manage to throw together this brilliant sculpture of burnt wood, baby blue crinoline and a wooden rabbit all balanced in a baby cradle. I though it was brilliant. He thought it was silly and not art.
Chloe was the youngest participant.
She literally played, fell, rested and danced for three hours straight.
The task was simple for Asher. Make carrots for the two wooden rabbits using only fabric, stuffing and a stapler.
In the end he also made his own rabbit.
PLAY FALL REST DANCE | OPEN SPACE GALLERY
Play, Fall, Rest, Dance - Open Space, Victoria, BC Canada.