Sunday, 11 March 2012

One Million Bones

I originally posted this on Memorially Musing but it's such a great movement I'm posting it here too. An afternoon of making bones sounds so fun and it's for a great cause. I'd love for others to join me and share their bones.

This amazing visible petition's purpose is to raise awareness of genocides occurring internationally. This project is open to everyone regardless of age and location. There are many ways to get involved in One Million Bones, you can:

Make and submit a bone - there's a suggested donation of $5 per bone however donation is NOT required.

Have a bone made in you name -what's really wonderful about these bones is they're made of biodegradable material and when the installation is over "will be filled with flower seeds and planted around the country to symbolize hope and new life".

Host a bone making event -this is my favorite option!

Donate  and/or Volunteer

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Pamela Williams: Cemetery Sculpture Photographer

"GLIMPSE is a photo of a statue of an 1880's woman visiting
her husbands' death bed. She grasps his hand & lifts up the
shroud covering him - to see if he is really dead!
This image is in the "IN THE MIDST OF ANGELS" book."
-Pamela Williams

Almost a decade has passed since I was first introduced to the works of Pamela Williams through her exhibit "Last Kiss". Reading about her photography in the local newspaper I was compelled to venture to the Woodstock Art Gallery but no article could have prepared me for how eloquently animated her photographs are.

Pamela Williams is a Canadian photographer who has traveled worldwide to capture cemetery sculpture from the Victorian Era. Her photographs have graced the covers of books including Timothy Finley's "Dust to Dust" and Margaret Laurence's "Stone Angel". Exhibits of her work have been shown across North America and in Italy. Recently I had the opportunity to interview Pamela.