Campfire began simply as a coiled red-orange rope light inside a mesh cylinder. That sparked a memory: a group of boys sitting in a circle in a church basement with a beefy old man we called Akela.* Our meetings began and ended with a ritual around a fake cheesy campfire, some sticks arranged in the familiar log house pattern with a red light bulb in the centre. That was our Cub Scout campfire.
Campfire was part of Lumencrafter’s debut at Arcadia Art Gallery in 2014 and was one of the first pieces to sell. Click here if you wish to commission something like it.
*Some of you mightn’t know the reference. Akela was the wise head wolf of Mowgli’s pack in Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book series Kipling was a jingoist; we deplore many of his attitudes today. Some Cub Scout groups still use Akela to designate the leader of the pack.
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