If you attended DIMENSIONS last year, you’ll remember meeting James Cook who was carving pumpkins in the main entrance. This year James has challenged himself to carve 150 pumpkins! James is an ephemeral artist. There are many forms of ephemeral art, from sculpture to performance, but the term is usually used to describe a work of art that is not a lasting object and is usually not shown in a museum or gallery. His work includes sculpting in snow, sand and ice. And now . . . pumpkins!
As a multimedia artist, he explores anything that can turn a shapeless object into a shape. Even words. Drop by DIMENSIONS 2017 on Friday, October 20th at 2:30 for a reading of his poem “Rude Awakening”, the inspiration behind one of his pumpkin carvings. He will also be sharing some tips and tricks to carve your own ephemeral art and how to extend the life of your pumpkin carving. Perfect timing for Halloween.
DIMENSIONS 2017, October 19-22, Horticulture Bldg., Lansdowne Park