Saturday, June 21, 2008

Bacon Boy

Bacon Boy
Originally uploaded by LeahPellegrini
Let me tell you the story of bacon boy:
He was created at the 2008 Glass Art Society conference during the pre-show "Day of Glass" at Elements Glass Studio in Portland Oregon. The Day of Glass was a free public access event where kids and adults got to play with hot glass and see wild demonstrations. There was a children's contest where kids could submit a design for something to be blown in glass. The child that won was a leukemia patient at Doernbecher Children's Hospital - he got to come to the event and see his bacon boy come to life in hot glass. The glass blowers even cooked bacon for the "smellivision" factor! The little boy was photographed in a viking helmet at the event and there was an article the next morning in the paper all about it. For the next few days B-Boy was lovingly carried around the busy hotshop as he was prepped for the auction. I have no doubt he is going to be very popular at the auction tonight!

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