Butter Sculpting – 2012 – Royal Agricultural Winter Fair – Toronto

American Gothic - Popcorn Twist
American Gothic – Popcorn Twist

I would be remiss if I didn’t start out the blogging on this site with my first experience sculpting butter.  I sculpted on the opening day of the 90th Annual RAWF.

It was very busy and very cold, I learned that the plastic tools that I brought would just snap in the low temperature of the cooler and that butter is more resistant than one would think. As a result, the details I had planned for the sculpture did not work out and I left the cooler after 12 hours, disappointed and freezing. I did, however, manage to mostly carve out a rendition of “American Gothic” —- TO SCALE, I may add (pitchfork to popcorn box not included).

The coolest part (and I don’t mean in the freezer) – was being interviewed by Mike Bullard. Here is a clip of the interview which happens at 24:45. 🙂 http://media.newstalk1010.com/Podcasts/1808/MB%20Podcast%20Nov%202.mp3

For the rest of the day I created a Storify.

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Aylan Couchie is an Indigenous artist hailing from Nipissing First Nation in North Bay, Ontario. Currently residing in Barrie, Aylan primarily works in sculpture, installation, oil painting and printmaking as well as organizing and planning many events such as Downtown Barrie art crawls and more.

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