Concrete Ice Cream Cones | Iowa State Fair 2012


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Transcript:
THERE ARE NEARLY 60 ICE CREAM SCULPTURES AROUND THE IOWA STATE
FAIRGROUNDS THIS YEAR. THEY'RE ALL DESIGNED
DIFFERENTLY. THIS ONE IS CALLED "EAT YOUR
VEGETABLES" APPROPRIATELY TITLED, AS YOU CAN SEE THE
VEGETABLE BOWL ON TOP. THE ONE THING THAT'S FUN ABOUT
THESE IS THEY ALL HAVE THEIR OWN TAKE.
THEY ALL HAVE THEIR OWN SPIN. THE JUDGING WAS INTENSE.
THE JUDGES HAVE A TALL TASK TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHICH WAS
THE BEST DESIGN FOR 2012. LAST YEAR WE DID THE COWS.
THIS ONE SEEMS HARDER FOR ME THIS YEAR.
I LIKE THAT ONE OVER HERE TOO. FOR ME, AS FAR AS ARTISTIC,
THEY'RE ALL ARTISTIC AND THEY'RE ALL VERY WELL DONE,
SO NOW TO ME MORE IT'S CREATIVITY.
I AM SO LOOKING FOR CREATIVITY. THE BOTTOM LINE IS THE WAY IT'S
PAINTED THE BOTTOM LINE IS THE WAY IT'S
PAINTED BECAUSE THAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT.
YOU CAN HAVE ALL THE IDEAS BUT IF YOU DO A POOR JOB OF
EXECUTING THE ART, THEN IT DOESN'T TURN OUT QUITE AS WELL
AS IT COULD. BUT THE CREATIVITY HERE WITH
THESE CONES IS WONDERFUL. IT WAS A HARD JOB.
IT WAS. IT WAS JUST A REALLY FUN PROJECT
TO TAKE THE COMPLETE CREATIVE FREEDOM THAT I DID AND JUST MAKE
IT MINE. IT'S ME.
IT'S COMPLETELY ME. I'M A PRETTY WHIMSICAL AND KIND
OF FUN, SPARKLY KIND OF PERSONALITY AT LEAST.
I JUST TOOK MY COMPLETE, YOU KNOW, FANTASY OF THE ULTIMATE
INDULGENCE -- -- THAT'S THE TITLE OF IT,
INDULGENCE -- -- AND JUST KIND OF RAN WITH IT.
TO ME THAT WAS IT, WHIMSICAL AND FUN.
IF I WERE TO GET THE ICE CREAM CONE, WITH ANYTHING THAT I
COULD, IT WOULD BE SPRINKLES AND
WHIPPED CREAM WITH A BIG CHERRY ON TOP AND MAYBE THREE CHERRIES
ON TOP. SO THE CHOCOLATE TOPPING IN --
I'M NOT ONE TO PASS UP A GOOD ICE CREAM CONE.
A LITTLE CUT DOWEL AND SOME COLORFUL PAINT AND, OF COURSE,
IT HAS GLITTER APPLIED TO IT. THE GLITTER ON THE LETTERS
WAS KIND OF A LAST-MINUTE THING, WHICH REALLY MADE ME HAPPY
AND REALLY WAS JUST KIND OF THE COMPLETION OF THE ENTIRE
PROJECT. WHY A STICK?
WELL, WE'RE AT THE STATE FAIR AND IT'S FAIRILICIOUS
AND YOU DON'T EAT SOMETHING UNLESS IT'S ON A STICK.
YOU'RE A GRAPHIC DESIGNER BY DAY.
TELL ME WHAT IT'S LIKE TO HAVE YOUR WORK IN THAT FIELD AND YOUR
WORK IN THIS FIELD. IT'S COMPLETELY DIFFERENT WITH
THE DIFFERENT MEDIUMS. OBVIOUSLY I'VE NEVER WORKED WITH
CEMENT BEFORE, BUT IT'S NICE BECAUSE IT'S NICE TO GET AWAY
FROM MY EVERYDAY ON THE COMPUTER, THAT KIND OF WORK AND
TO GET HANDS ON. I LOVE BEING HANDS ON WITH MY
WORK. IT'S NICE TO HAVE A
THREE-DIMENSIONAL KIND OF PIECE OF ART THAT'S KIND OF
INTERACTIVE AT THE SAME TIME. EMMA WETZEL ONE THE NOVICE
CATEGORY IN THE ICE CREAM SCULPTURE CONTEST HERE AT THE
IOWA STATE FAIR. EMMA, THIS IS A SCULPTURE THAT
THE JUDGES REALLY LIKED FOR THE PAINTING.
TELL ME ABOUT THE INSPIRATION FOR YOUR CREATION.
I WANTED THE COW TO LOOK VERY WHIMSICAL LIKE A CARTOON.
WHEN YOU LOOK AT IT, MAYBE YOU'D SMILE OR LAUGH, SO I THINK I
EVOKED THAT EMOTION IN THAT WAY. ONE OF THE OTHER THINGS THAT WAS
NEAT THAT CAUGHT MY ATTENTION AND I THINK ALSO THE JUDGES WAS
YOUR POEM, "HEY, DIDDLE-DIDDLE, THE PIG ON THE GRIDDLE."
DID YOU WRITE THAT? YES, I DID.
WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION FOR THE POEM?
JUST ONCE AGAIN TO APPEAL TO A CHILD AND SOMETHING THAT ANOTHER
CHILD COULD RELATE TO. NOVICES JUST BY NAME, BECAUSE
YOU DON'T MAKE MONEY FROM ART, BUT YOU WANT TO BE AN ART
TEACHER. THIS WOULD BE A GREAT
OPPORTUNITY. WOULD YOU PUT THIS IN YOUR
CLASSROOM IF YOU WOULD GET AN ART TEACHING JOB SOMEWHERE?
YES, I WOULD. WOULD YOU MAKE ALL OF YOUR
STUDENTS DECORATE ICE CREAM CONE SCULPTURES?
I THINK IT WOULD BE A FUN, COLLABORATIVE ACTIVITY, YEAH.
THE PIG HAS GOT SHADES ON. HE'S RELAXED BUT HE'S EATING
COTTON CANDY. AND THERE'S ALSO A BIRD.
WHAT ELSE DO YOU HAVE ON THERE? I HAVE A COUPLE BEES.
IT WAS FUN TO DO. IT WAS DIFFERENT.
I LIKE THE TEXTURE OF THE STONE. IT WAS FUN TO PAINT.
I COULD DO WHATEVER I WANTED. IT'S EXCITING TO KNOW THAT THEY
APPRECIATE ALL THE HARD WORK I PUT INTO IT.
IT'S FUN TO SEE PEOPLE'S EXPRESSIONS.
IT'S WELL WORTH IT.