Monday, 28 March 2016

Lessons from the Way of the Showman - 70

The Illuminated Showman wears his heart on the sleeve, displaying it for all the world.

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Between The Folds

This is a very inspiring documentary about Origami. It is directed by Vanessa Gould who manages to get an extraordinary depth to her story. The people she introduces are an eclectic mix of fine artists and eccentric scientists who have devoted their lives to a Craft as unusual and obscure as our own Craft as Showmen. It carefully describes the passion behind such an obsession, and it shows the artists who all in their own way struggle to make something which on the surface seems like a childish past time, into an art. Yet, the documentary also goes on to demonstrate the surprising real world applications of Origami in engineering and biology and medicine.

As you watch this, if you keep our own sacred Craft in mind I think you will find it is like the documentary is describing our own Way.