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This is the door to my kitchen.
Can you see all my cookbooks on my bookshelf on the left hand side?
I walked through this door with an idea for a cake.
This is the door to my gas oven.
I opened and closed this door several times to make the cakes for my creation.
This is my creation: Lion Scream – Nature’s response to the sixth mass extinction and global warming. Thank you for the inspiration Rebecca Budd.
How did Rebecca inspire this cake? Rebecca has a blog called ChasingART, you can read her latest post here: https://chasingart.com/2022/06/10/fridaypainting-john-melhuish-strudwick-in-the-golden-days/, where she shares about famous paintings. One day, we had a discussion about The Scream by Edvard Munch.
This is what Wikipedia says about The Scream:
The Scream is the popular name given to a composition created by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch in 1893. The agonized face in the painting has become one of the most iconic images of art, seen as symbolizing the anxiety of the human condition. Munch’s work, including The Scream, would go on to have a formative influence on the Expressionist movement.
Munch recalled that he had been out for a walk at sunset when suddenly the setting sun’s light turned the clouds “a blood red”. He sensed an “infinite scream passing through nature”. Scholars have located the spot to a fjord overlooking Oslo and have suggested other explanations for the unnaturally orange sky, ranging from the effects of a volcanic eruption to a psychological reaction by Munch to his sister’s commitment at a nearby lunatic asylum.
The idea of this painting and nature screaming, gave me the inspiration for Lion Scream.
I modelled the lion’s expression and paw positions as closely as possible from the original painting.
You can see the river of blood from all the murdered elephants, lions, rhinos and other creatures. Behind the lion is an erupting volcano as nature protests against global warming.
What do you think? Does this cake represent what I aimed for?
As if this is not enough creativity for one post, I must share my younger son, Michael’s, latest poem. I thought it was very vivid. It’s called Downward Spiral by Michael Cheadle: