#five: a bear fight
The Bear Fight Book was an idea proposed by Mr. BT Livermore of Banner Year Press in 2010. The instructions were simple, create a bear fight and document it. The book has no introduction and no reason to have one. It is what it is.... a book of bear fights. This project was a lot of fun for me and one that I ventured into with a goal of creating a playful and humorous image using materials unlike my fine artwork. Bear Fight: Girl Fights Bear with Hot Glue Gun, is based on the first picture below in which Gilbert Kerr the bagpiper serenades a penguin*. I loved the idea of representing a self portrait bear fight that actually took place... but never actually took place. I was in an artistic rut at the time, fighting with something I call my artistic wilderness. It is a place where I cannot seem to locate the conceptual resources I need in order to create. This image and the accompanying "mock-umentary" themed supportive text, managed to exceed my bear fight expectations by not only being an amusing and challenging photoshop project, but also by pulling me cleverly out of the wilderness and becoming a witty commentary on my own personal artistic fight.
just for fun:
a transcribed excerpt
from the journal of Miss Epiphany Couch circa 1904
*Photographed by William Speirs Bruce during the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition of 1902 to 1904.