The students above, ( with the exception of Kris, a Concept Art student) were the wonderful year 3 SA team who will soon graduate: from left to right in the bottom left photo,seen digging are: Krystal Mateus, Nicole Trudel, SelenaWatters and Laura Bow. In the final picture-the whole team is present- AlishaPrasad ( bottom left-) and Jenny Zhou seen at top right.
Last Oct 24th, our intrepid team threw their wellington boots into a rental SUV and we headed for Orangeville.
The little horse was duly buried on the farm and left in the ground for 3 years. Mr. J. reminded me about this project when he attended our beginning of the year “welcome back BBQ” and scholarship presentations ceremony. Just when might I be considering coming out for the excavation? To tell the truth- I’ve buried many critters with the idea of resurrecting them- but I don’t get around to doing it somehow… Well- this couldn’t be refused,after all- I had asked for it!I mentioned that this undertaking would have to wait until work week. I imagined going out to Orangeville myself and digging for days..an arduous prospect.
I happened to mention this “resurrection” project to the 3rd year SA group who were studying Animal Drawing with me. To my delight and surprise- I quickly had a keen team ready to dig!
The pelvis came apart in 2 pieces and the tailbones were too impossibly small to find- but apart from that all the bones were clean and were a rich mahogany colour. There was some questionable gunk inside the body cavity ( that’s the picture where the girls look like they’re going to make a lunch of it-!)