April 5, 2012
Day #43
Today is a celebration of Earth! I call it a celebration because, let me tell you , it was a real party covering myself in gooey crusty muck and then standing in the cold till it dried!  MMMmmhmm!  Just kidding.  Actually it was super fun!  I have seen images of people covered in flour before but never done it myself, so it was both exciting and rewarding when the texture and look it created was so dramatic and bad ass.  The hat I created for the Earth element is made with moss, a whitewashed branch with hanging chains and metal leaves, and some bones I found in the desert as well as some shark vertebrae.  I wanted to convey the beauty of the earth and its ability to sprout magical trees and grass from its surface, and support all of our lives.  Although we are blessed to enjoy a time here we all eventually die, rot down to the bone, then back to dust, then find ourselves one with the earth again.  Part of why the earth is so beautiful to me is because it is both living and dead, constantly recycling itself and us as well. - Sylva

Day #43

Today is a celebration of Earth! I call it a celebration because, let me tell you , it was a real party covering myself in gooey crusty muck and then standing in the cold till it dried!  MMMmmhmm!  Just kidding.  Actually it was super fun!  I have seen images of people covered in flour before but never done it myself, so it was both exciting and rewarding when the texture and look it created was so dramatic and bad ass.  The hat I created for the Earth element is made with moss, a whitewashed branch with hanging chains and metal leaves, and some bones I found in the desert as well as some shark vertebrae.  I wanted to convey the beauty of the earth and its ability to sprout magical trees and grass from its surface, and support all of our lives.  Although we are blessed to enjoy a time here we all eventually die, rot down to the bone, then back to dust, then find ourselves one with the earth again.  Part of why the earth is so beautiful to me is because it is both living and dead, constantly recycling itself and us as well. - Sylva