We held another Art Assignment meetup at Vidcon this year! The assignment we chose was was Lost Childhood Object:
And here was the description I was given: “A fragile red mask of clay that I took to Kindergarten for show and tell in order to talk about The Phantom of the Opera. The mask had an elastic band stapled to the back, which quickly fell off.”
And here’s the object I made!
For me, the assignment ended up being quite moving, with the sharing of something personal, the time and effort and care of making, the gifting, and the reconnection with that something of personal meaning. For both participants. All we have to give in our lives is time, and for someone to generously give their time (and to do likewise) to create something that connects to you is really special.
A really wonderful assignment.
In addition, I hadn’t t worked with clay in ages, it was both fun and a challenge to re-acquaint myself with the material and how to work with it. My hands got rightly messy.
Excitingly, the host of the Art Assignment, Sarah Urist Green, was able to make it to our meetup in the morning and watched us exchange our objects. And, delightfully, she and her crew made an episode all about it!
Really great to get together with everyone! And thank you Sarah & co for the wonderful channel and assignments and for getting together with us at the con. Looking forward to next year.