Gourds in action

photo 5The CCA MFA Design Thesis show is open and running! We had a fabulous opening event last Thursday night. For us as a group, it was an opportunity to present the collective expression design thinking we have been wrestling with for two years. For me, it was a chance to have a bunch of strangers play music on the gourds and hear about their experience.

The gourds were received as well as I could have hoped. People just wanted to play with them, explore them. Some of the feedback:

“It is so relaxing, like a rain stick. I like it for stress relief.”
“I want it on my coffee table. Is it for sale?”
“You could make windchimes! A bunch of gourds hanging in the trees, making sounds with the wind.”
“HAND THESE OUT AT COACHELLA. YOU WILL MAKE A MILLION DOLLARS.”
“This gourd just put me in my zone.”
“I teach kindergarten. Every child in my class should have one of these. We could build a whole lesson plan around it.”
“Can you teach me how to grow gourds?”

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