11203Re: Ed's Gallery
- Mar 5, 2005Ah, now it's all clear!
The simplicity and softness is refreshing.
--- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, ed_silverton
> 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
> another blob as the head. Because children's drawings are so freshheld
> 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
> at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, made up of potters/were
> 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'
> ok, but the small 'e' caused some difficulty and ended up back-to-in
> 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
> fact spell 'Bongy'. I took this amazing display as confirmationthat
> the name was correct! This story is absolutely true.genius!!
> --- 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
> > Forset_albumName=ed_silverton
> > > those who want to smile go to:
> > >
> > >
> > > (Does it work if you just copy and paste the address?!)
> > >
> > > -=>Colm.
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