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'Capture the Burn' Photo Competition Winner

February 15, 2013

Congratulations to Maggie Sale whose photo was chosen as the winner of the 'Capture the Burn' photographic competition!  Maggie will win a month of show space to display her photography in the Mill Race room. Thanks to all those who entered the competition and came out to witness Paul's sculpture unfold. Wayne Baguley, Samantha Routledge and Paul Morin chose the winner from over 30 entries.  "It has been such a gratifying project," Paul says, "made more so because of all the photographic art it facilitated." 

Paul's sculpture explored Mayan Mythology at the beginning of the Mayan Long Count Calendar which began its cycle anew this year. The Burn took place over a span of 30 minutes with the 12ft tall wood structure catching fire in multiple stages causing the collapse of a rigid masculine structure to reveal the inner feminine.

A crowd of more than 200 people gathered to experience and photograph the spectacle during the mill's Fire & Ice Winter Festival in January.

Image submissions are available for viewing with credit on the DVD documentary that Paul has produced about the burn. The 30 minute video features the development of the installation and fire sculpture. The film includes the work of more than 20 photographers who captured the sculpture on film for the 'Capture the Burn' photo contest. Each entrant received a free copy of the DVD and an invitation to its screening which took place on February  22nd in the Paul Morin Gallery.