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 Anishinaabe interdisciplinary artist and writer hailing from Nipissing First Nation in Northern Ontario.

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