Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: inspiration

I love the Olympics. The human drama. The thrill of competition. The lifelong pursuit of perfection. But besides all of that… I really love the Opening Ceremony. Especially this time in Beijing. It was truly awe-inspiring. The grandeur. The pageantry. The overwhelming creativity it must have taken to put it all together. Incredible.

I’ve always thought that a few people doing the same thing in perfect unison was pretty incredible… but two-thousand and eight people doing the same thing? Impressive. From the 2008 drummers who opened the show with a driving beat & pulsating lights… to the 2008 Tai Chi masters who moved so gracefully yet kept their lines & circles in perfect alignment. And let’s not forget the “undulating” grid of 2008 boxes… that turned out to be human-powered?! C’mon now…

I was also impressed by the “textures” the performers made in their sheer quantity & perfect alignment. Maybe that’s why I was so impressed by this Opening Ceremony?

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Anna Wicks

September 24th, 2008

Chicago, Chicago – I have my fingers and toes crossed! It will be a dream come true for me to attend an Olympic games and in a City I have only just begun to love.

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