Creativity for a Cause
Creativity for Cultural Renewal
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Culture by Commission
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While thriving in an artisan community in Skagway, Alaska, American designer Parkinson Pino was awarded a unique piece of fossilized walrus tusk. Ivory traditionally represents purity, incorruptibility, and moral strength. In that culture, it was once customary for the natives to ceremoniously stock pile various types of ivory in great caches. (More of these caches are now being discovered as a result of global warming.) After thousands of years being interred, the ivory fossilized. The content of minerals within the area surrounding each cache directly influenced the coloring of its ivory. Here, iron caramelized this piece of tusk into what seemingly appeared to be a serving of frozen tapioca.
By receiving this offering, Pino was honored to engage in an initiation right practiced among the contemporary tribe of creative spirits. While pondering intently the possible subjects that could be created from this raw piece of ivory, he fabricated an exact likeness from a hunk of wax, easily accessed in the abandoned candle factory he was then residing in. After days of being in a creative daze, he began sculpting this peculiar piece of white candle wax. Not having any preconceived notion of its subject, a personification of Ole Man Winter emerged.
Now quite confident Pino had a meaningful subject to impose upon the piece of tusk, he continued the process of engaging in the art work. While sculpting, what came over me came from within the spirit of the material itself and it dictated the subject it was meaning to express. There were dramatic forces (masculine, feminine, and animalistic) to be reckoned with, for they were anxious to be released and represented. An overwhelming need to conjure up an asymmetrical balance demanded recognition as well.
As this personification of Nature materialized, it became a setting to embody a ruby. The cutting and shaping of precious stones signifies the soul shaped from a rough, irregular, dark stone into a symmetrical gem, reflecting divine light. Traditionally, the ruby represents: beauty, dignity, invulnerability, longevity, love, passion, power, royalty, and zeal. Here, it symbolizes the hidden treasures of truth and knowledge, while representing the life force connecting us all.
A wooden base of walnut (unseen) was specifically created for this artifact, designed to function while displayed both horizontally or vertically. Its symbolism represents the wholeness of the primordial, paradisal state. Tradition acknowledges it as being prima materia, and here it also represents fertility, longevity, and hidden wisdom. Its strength in adversity flows within the wave emanating from a wreath of dynamism, the wholeness of original perfection.
Nature originated in 'The Home of the North Wind,' Skagway, Alaska, where nature is a state.
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