Friday, July 23, 2010

Lily Inspiration: The Good Doctor

"You know how four out of five dentists always recommend stuff? I'm the fifth dentist!" These are the words of Dr. Sean Sikorski: world's most awesome dentist. Cousin to a very good friend of mine, I have always thought Sean was just about the coolest guy ever; in addition to his West End practice, he spends a lot of his time working as a street dentist in the Downtown East Side and cöauthoring academic papers with titles like "Oral Cancer Screening in a High-Risk Underserved Community: Vancouver Downtown Eastside (2007)." Sean is also an acrobat and, now, a multimedia artist! Earlier this month I had the pleasure of attending his show at the Interurban Gallery in Vancouver. Highlights included a pink, flocked Jesus sculpture--made me think of our hot pink Mary tea cozy--and a lovely cake toped with really gross extracted teeth. (I asked Sean where he got all the teeth and he just sort of rolled his eyes....) Because, hey, if you're going to be marginalized within society, you might as well have happy gums, and if you're going to have a "suffering Christ," it might as well be pink and fuzzy, right?
Thank you to Sean "Mr. Books on the Radio" Cranbury for the photos.

1 comment:

glenda said...

ooooooooh, hhhhhhmmmmm, eeeeeeeeeeeeeewh!