Sunday, September 9, 2012

BUILD prompt (due oct. 1)

This work will provide you with different techniques for building in sculpture.   Crumple newspaper, using masking tape to piece the balls of newspaper together you will begin to create an original form.  Think about other lightweight materials such as balloons, ping pong balls or foam that you could help you create your form.  If you would like an angular, crystal form, you may not even need newspaper, but cardboard or foam core.  Or maybe you would like something more bulbous, so you may think about using balloons. You can wrap almost anything in paper mache, so feel free to experiment with different materials.  This structure will serve as your base, think of this as the core of your form.  The paper mache will be layered on top of this to create a hard shell.  There will be two parts to this piece, the armature and the shell that surrounds it.  Problem solve to figure out what structure will work best to support your form.  I would also like you to think about concept; the form that you choose to create should have some sort of meaning. 

-You can always ADD to paper mache, you can’t reduce anymore than the original form/structure you created. 
-What do you want to convey with the work?  How do you want your audience to react or feel?
-Look to nature for inspiring forms, mushrooms, coral reefs, sea slugs and fungus may be a fun place to start. Visit National Geographic’s website, animal pages are the best.
-please feel free to color, paint or decorate your form in anyway that you feel compelled.

Masking tape
Masking paper (find it in the paint section of lowe’s or home depot)
Elmer’s Glue / Mod Podge
Bucket / bowl

Optional supplies:


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