Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Well for this project in sculpture class that we have been working on I chose to sculpt a roach. I found out while I was working on the roach the technique that worked the best was the piercing one. for this i used a hammer and nail to create on its head. Although this piece it didn't come out as best as i hoped it was still pretty decent.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Each student must post an image (or two) of their completed sculpture, with a commentary.
The commentary should use sentences to describe how you used any of these elements in your work:
FORM- primary the outside form/shape
LIGHT- how you used light and cast shadows in your work
SURFACE- how did you pierce or add decoration to the surface of the sculpture?
PLANES- How did you fold the paper to make interesting effects?
Please use Correct capitalization and punctuation in your post :-)
Here's the handout for the folded paper sculpture. Samples of the completed sculptures are displayed above....
Students went through a creative process of brainstorming, experimenting with folding and applying that knowledge to their final designs.
What a great class!
For my sculpture I chose to make an airplane. I used piercing to show the windows, and straight folds to show the way the airplane moves. Also, I created the overal shape to look like the airplane was flying through the clouds to show that it is flying.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Here are more of the amazing paper sculptures created by students in Sculpture Class.
They are using paper to create low relief sculptures inspired by objects (waves, mountains, etc.)
Look how they are working with PLANES, LIGHT and FORM. The pieces are made with folded and pierced bristol paper decorated with graphite powder.
I discovered another wonderful sculptor, working in wire and paper folding! Please notice how she responds to some object or idea (natural objects) and how she uses LINE and FORM in her art.
I hope you will also read about her life and youth in an American internment camp during WW2.
See more of her work at her web site.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Look at the work of Peter Callesen and notice his use of FORM to tell a "story". Note that he uses forms that we can recognize, then he creates a secondary form - it's often the opposite of the first!
Great use of humor, and irony to capture your attention.
Incredible skill and craftsmanship too!