I recently took a Found Sculpture class and *loved* it. These are two of the projects we completed. The first was a wearable found sculpture. I started with a sardine tin and used broken jewelry pieces, an iron spike, wire, bottle caps, and part of a steamer basket to create a protection shrine that can be worn as a necklace or on a belt. It's inspired by a sci-fi book (A Canticle for Leibowitz) which is about a futuristic religious order that makes relics out of everyday items from contemporary culture.
The steamer basket "shield" lifts up to reveal a golden cross and the Latin word for "safe" or "protected."
The second project is a face. We made faces to construct a family "photo" at the end of the class. I made the family pet. The steamer basket segments appear again, this time riveted to some kind of metal flower holder? A wooden checker, watch face, finger cymbal, and more jewelry finish up the features of the face.
HALLO I AM FRIEND