“Frozen Bod­ies” found at Galt

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS -

Duringa visit to Alexander Galt High School last week, one couldn’t help no­tice the strange, life-sized bod­ies that were scat­tered around the school, some hang­ing from walls in the halls and in the cafe­te­ria, oth­ers sit­ting in the li­brary. Level five art stu­dents from Ms. Gandey’s class cre­ated the ex­hibit called “Frozen Bod­ies” to “rep­re­sent the stu­dents’ in­ter­pre­ta­tion of con­sump­tion and hu­man be­hav­ior, be it tan­gi­ble or metaphor­i­cal.”

“”We made the sculp­tures by first mak­ing a body cast,” ex­plained level five stu­dent Gayge Dubois, from Stanstead, who was busy cri­tiquing one of the ‘frozen body’ in­stal­la­tions in the li­brary with two fel­low stu­dents. Stu­dents then added re­cy­cled ma­te­ri­als, found ob­jects and other de­tails to their clear, plas­tic bod­ies to demon­strate the theme of con­sump­tion. Ac­com­pa­ny­ing each body was a list of the ma­te­ri­als used in their cre­ation and an artist’s state­ment by the stu­dents.

Photo Vic­to­ria Vanier

Art stu­dents Gayge Dubois, Tomonori Tanaka and Tawan­chai Sri­hanu in front of their cre­ation called “War­head” which greeted stu­dents en­ter­ing the cafe­te­ria.

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