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  • bithika777
    Mar 5, 2005
      Ah, now it's all clear!

      The simplicity and softness is refreshing.

      Thanks

      Bithika


      --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, ed_silverton
      <no_reply@y...> wrote:
      >
      > Dear Bithika and Colm
      >
      > Thank you for your appreciative comments, they are much appreciated
      > (though Colm, I think you are slightly over-stating the case :-))
      >
      > The 'Bongy's' I made after looking at lots of drawings by young
      > children of various things, including animals. I love the way a
      > creature can be shown as a blob with four straight lines as legs
      and
      > another blob as the head. Because children's drawings are so fresh
      > and spontaneous, they are nearly always wonderful. Anyway, I wanted
      > to make a simple animal shape in three dimensions.
      >
      > Around this time, I was invited to participate in an exhibition
      held
      > at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, made up of potters/
      > ceramists making objects in response to a particular period of
      > ceramic history (18th Century Staffordshire wares). I chose to look
      > at bear jugs as I was drawn to their form. When I realised they
      > celebrated bear-baiting (an old 'sport' where people watch dogs
      > attacking bears) I chose to make my bongy's as '21st Century Bear
      > Jugs' with more of an emphasis on sweetness.
      >
      > The name was suggested by someone else, and as I couldn't think of
      > anything better at the time, I started using it. After some time
      > though I thought, 'that's a really daft name, surely it can't be
      > right?' and so I decided to completely let go of all attachment and
      > let my young niece decide. At the time, she was learning to write
      > and practising the word 'money'. When she wrote it however, the 'm'
      > proved a bit tricky and ended up side ways. The 'o' and the 'n'
      were
      > ok, but the small 'e' caused some difficulty and ended up back-to-
      > front. By the time she got to 'y', she'd got the hang of the loopy
      > tails on letters and it came out fine. As you will see, this does
      in
      > fact spell 'Bongy'. I took this amazing display as confirmation
      that
      > the name was correct! This story is absolutely true.
      >
      > Ed
      >
      >
      >
      > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, bithika777
      > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
      > >
      > > Ed
      > >
      > > Very nice gallery. Couldn't help noticing the recurring theme
      > > of "Bongies"? Feel free to expound!
      > >
      > > Bithika
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, colmbolmcolm
      > > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Hey Ed!
      > > >
      > > > I've only just looked through your picture gallery. Pure
      genius!!
      > > For
      > > > those who want to smile go to:
      > > >
      > http://www.srichinmoycentre.org/gallery/view_album.php?
      set_albumName=ed_silverton
      > > >
      > > > (Does it work if you just copy and paste the address?!)
      > > >
      > > > -=>Colm.
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