It has been an adventurous month for both Carved Anatomy and "Petrification" for the Brain Project. This past weekend I set up my organs and necklaces at Kempenfest of which was a fruitful long weekend. Lots of vendors, sights, sounds and especially the crowd. There were deep conversations of which brought light to connections by way of my work.
The brain was the show pleaser - people wanted to stop and touch it, reminisce with it, enchant it, and support it. They shared stories from various walks of life. Those with previous brain injuries, family whom live with dementia an Alzheimer's, general mental health and alternative/experiential education advocates. Those who are general practitioners, neurological expertise, educators, nurses, RMTs, dieticians, mental health advocates, and interested public came to relay their connection with the brain and then the heart on display. It was a magical connection - one that will certainly drive my work.
Now, I stand at just under 700 votes. It will be tricky to stay at the top of artists as there are a few gaining ground. Especially due to their incredible work and similar stories. I hope to reach the top to continue advocating, educating, learning, listening and inspiring those touched so deeply by way of mental/body health. I would be honoured to continue this work on a grander scale, be supported by the community and further the reach for this important cause. Let's work together to help Baycrest and vote for me HERE //or// www.brainproject.ca/portfolio/tiffany-folmeg.
Me & my brain "Petrification" below:
KEMPENFEST was overall fantastic - it inspired me make this brain pendant. It later sold the next day while being an artisan this past civic long weekend.
Thank you and have a stellar day!