This is an assignment for my 3D Studies class. It is an assemblage sculpture/collage, and it is supposed to describe me. It was difficult to express myself through sculpting (I never thought I was great at it), but I think I did a pretty decent job.
This is when I first began. I took a 2 liter cola bottle, and cut out the ribs. I tried EVERYTHING to make it look good. Paint, tape, more paint, more tape. I ended up taking some yarn and tediously wrapping it around the whole thing. I am very pleased with the way they turned out.
The spine was fun. I took some toilet paper tubes, and cut them. Then, I paper mached them, let 'em dry, and painted white. For support, there is a cut up clothes hanger in the middle. Hot glue for the discs between the spine bones.
As you can see, the base is made from another pop bottle. I stabbed a hole in the lid and glued the hanger in to make sure it wouldn't flop around. Because that wouldn't make for a good sculpture! xD
Here is my finished piece! I got done tonight, finally.
This is the back side. The branches are made from pipe cleaners, and a little yarn here and there to give it some character (I just made that up.).
Here is the bottom, where the pop bottle is covered up with some grass made from pipe cleaners. I glued down the bottle to some cardboard, and painted that black.
My "leaves" are actually paper I cut to look like feathers, but I think they turned out to look like palm tree leaves. Ah well.
For a final touch, my boyfriend thought it would be cute to add some little video game things, because after all, this sculpture is supposed to represent myself. So I took some foam, drew on some controllers, and glued them on.
Phew! Sorry for all the pictures, I really am proud of this and wanted to share with the world. I am having this critiqued tomorrow for my class, I hope I do well.