By Nate | October 31, 2007
This week Jess Proctor organized a jack o’ lantern contest to benefit United Way of Chittenden County (part of weeklong fundraising festivities, see Monday’s contest), and it was a shining moment for some of our budding pumpkin artists. There was the hearty skull pirate, the scary mixed-media demon, the very timely Boston Red Sox logo, even the anti-jack o’ lantern devoid of any visible carvings (but, uh…filled with true zen pumpkin essence?).
And then, there was…”Bear Soul.” Where to begin? Was it because it was an actual work of sculpture? Was it because it featured a Teddy Bear? Was it because that Teddy Bear was emerging out of the gaping mouth of the pumpkin’s face in a manner appropriate for Halloween, cute but…disturbing?
For any of these reasons or more, it was pretty clear that Pete Roesler’s “Bear Soul” was in a different league. Small wonder that it won the contest, pulling in 75% of the vote.
Here’s a Halloween cheer for all the contestants and especially for Pete for demonstrating that Being Bear is truly inspiring legends and myths.
Here’s the rest of the field: