GISHWHES Scavenger Hunt 2017

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My GISHWHES 2017 Submissions Page 3

#112 A ballet troupe in tutus, engaged in a bar brawl - freeze framed at its most climactic moment.  We pulled this one off 45 minutes before the hunt ended!

#115 Make A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of Le Grande Jatte by Seraut into an elaborate dot-to-dot image.

item #119, Trump l'oeil (not a typo).

FYI, Trompe l'oeil is a type of hyper-realistic painting, usually on walls, that means "to fool the eye." My caption: Nobody else can be a wall like I can. I am the best fake wall. All those other fake walls are losers. SAD!

#120 You’ve heard of a soap box derby, but the sofa bed derby is where it’s at. Let’s see two “race car” sofa beds, each with pajama-clad “drivers”, racing down an actual street. Be safe and complete this where there is absolutely no traffic!

#125: (Time-lapse under 20 seconds.) All good things must come to an end, and so it is with the Hunt. Create a “sand” mandala featuring images that symbolize the hunt to you… all using pixie sticks as your chakpur and sand. When it’s done, show us your masterwork and then, just like the Buddhist monks, sweep it away and get ready for what’s next.

#127 These Kung-Fu Nuns (dare we say “Nunjas?”) are biking through the Himalayas to stop human trafficking. (No, really.) In their honor, let’s see some tricks on a BMX bike. Rider must be dressed in a nun’s habit.

#139 Each member of your team must knit or crochet one piece of a quilted throw that, when combined, showcases your team emblem or symbol.

Way to pull it together, team! Also, I'm pretty sure that Misha doesn't actually know that quilting and knitting are not the same thing.

This one was my major fail!  But I still love it.
#149 (Time-lapse up to 25 seconds.) Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gets a lot of attention for being super hot. Frankly, it's starting to detract from his ability to govern. Cool things down by making a sculpture of Trudeau out of Canada's most ample resource: ice. A couple of caveats: the frozen water you use must have something added to it to make it opaque, and inside the ice must be something emblematic of canada that doesn't melt (for example, a hockey skate). The timelapse must be of the sculpture melting revealing the object hidden inside. Make sure to frame your shot with a fitting or neutral background so that the final product really pops.

#140 Everyone talks about drum circles, but they grossly underestimate the power of other shapes. Create a complex shape with as many sides, angles or curves as you can, and demonstrate the power of percussion geometry - with as many drummers as you can drum up.

This is my teammate Kirsty's fabulous sculpture, I just photographed it.
#155 Over the years, we’ve had menstrual-hygiene supply sculptures of everything from dinosaurs to seagulls to puppies. We’ve also gotten a lot of flak for encouraging waste, and in protest gishers have donated thousands of menstrual pads to shelters, (which actually proves that in fact we at gishwhes can do no wrong). This final year’s list wouldn’t be complete without a menstrual-hygiene sculpture, so we’re ending this by splitting the difference: Create a tiny, perfectly sculpted statue of Michelangelo’s David or another famous historic sculpture of your choosing out of a SINGLE tampon, and then donate at least 1 box of menstrual hygiene supplies to your local shelter. Submit the image of your sculpture. The donation will be on the honor system. Remember, KARMA is a bitch.

And the last batch of my contribution photos is on the next page!  I promise, there's good stuff there, too.

Nicole Wills, creator of Tikkido