USF Presents Blue Sun
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In a robotic world, making art leads us to see our deeply rooted cracks. Hence, if you are determined to make the world more peaceful, try to make art a part of your DNA.
Many cultures believe in that we are made of clay or dirt and will finally return to it. That means we are in essence a part of earth. So by holding clay in my hand metaphorically I am holding a piece of my kind. Since I personally believe in the energy of clay as my own kind of energy, playing with clay is as if I am connected to a source. Making Blue Sun was a way to get to know myself by seeing my vulnerabilities and trying to find ways to deal with them.
Professor Neil Bender once said, “art is like a baby who needs love and attention”, which has since become my mantra in the process of art making. I mainly used bamboo to support the coils. I had to make sure the vessel was big and strong enough for two people to sit inside.
By stepping into Blue Sun, the visitors will immediately feel that they are in a different world. They will experience different feelings; old memories might surface. Blue Sun may expose emotions and trigger memories that are floating in the subconscious mind and need more attention. We will be more productive if we accept we are fragile beings, not invincible as we might think we are. For the sake of our own sanity, we need to recharge by self-reflection. Blue sun works as an inner mirror by giving signs and cues. Blue Sun, is a short interruption in our daily lives. So if you are ready to possibly experience some of your inner feelings surfacing, you might consider visiting Blue Sun.
This is a free event, so please bring a friend or two.
4202 E. Fowler Ave. , Tampa, FL 33620