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Aylan N. Couchie

Barrie, Ontario Canada

American Gothic Popcorn Twist

This piece of art appeared as Art of the Day on 2/23/2013

Art: American Gothic Popcorn Twist by Artist Aylan N. Couchie
Yes, I sculpted butter. I was one of 3 artists chosen from my school to sculpt butter in the 90th Annual Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto. I spent the day in a cooler from around 8:30am to 7:30pm sculpting a twist on the classic "American Gothic".  

This was my first time sculpting butter and I learned a lot about what you can and CAN NOT do with the medium. I also learned to DRESS WARM!  By 5:30pm I could not stand to be in the cooler for longer than 15 minutes at a time. Detail work was near impossible due to shivering. 

All in all I had a fantastic time and I saw a lot of photos of my sculpture tweeted by others.  I did some radio and TV interviews (it was the opening day of the fair) which were enjoyable. 

The sculpture was on display from November 2, 2012 to November 11, 2012

I created a Storify feed about the day - Find it Here 

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Detail Image for art American Gothic Popcorn Twist

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Detail Image for art American Gothic Popcorn Twist

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Detail Image for art American Gothic Popcorn Twist

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