Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Save this date, because I really want you to come...




All the info is on the cards. I'm pretty stoked about the show. Honestly, I'm just stoked about being a part of this group. It's a pretty big honor.
Anyway, everyone's supposed to come up with at least one piece that's a tribute to Columbus. I originally thought it would be fun to do a short series about the ghosts that haunt the Thurber House. After doing some research, I found out that these spirits are attributed to the victims of the burning of the Central Ohio Lunatic Asylum in 1868 (the Thurber House is built on the ground that the asylum once occupied). One particular article that I read really struck me. It was sooooo politically incorrect, it was almost comical. It was pretty "us/them", highlighting all the crazy goings on that night by all the crazy people. Another article spoke more about the victims, six who died of smoke inhalation at the scene and another who died at the hospital, all women. So I'm hoping to complete at least 4-5 pieces for this show based on the burning of the asylum. One will be a doll version of a person who was referred to in the first article as "the large woman". That should be pretty fun. I guess I need to get busy!
While we're on the subject of asylums...ETSY DARK SIDE MEMBER HIGHLIGHT!!!
You have to see this girl's work! Her shop is RusticGoth.etsy.com. Check out this ACEO that she painted called, "Inside my Asylum".

3 comments:

Wendy said...

I had no idea about the Thurber House history (or the ground that Thurber House sits on, I guess.) I CANNOT wait to see your work for the show!

AmyD said...

ooohhh! i want to come!

Alissa said...

I will try to come. I can't wait to see what you come up with.