Sunday, September 13, 2009
I recently spent six days inside a giant refrigerator sculpting butter at the CNE. In case you don't know, the CNE hires a group of artists every year to create individual sculptures based on a theme. It all takes place in the agricultural area where there is a giant fridge with windows on one side that allows people to see the process as it happens. This year the theme was "it came from outer space". I decided to go with Darth Vader, I was a little lazy but I'm happy with the end result. Vader is about a meter high and roughly one hundred pounds of salted butter. This was my fifth year sculpting at the CNE and although it's cold and greasy work, ultimately I enjoy it. Thanks to everyone who made it out this year.