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courtn341
« on: November 22, 2007 07:43:52 AM »

i am almost done with my first semester of college, majoring in art and design ( this means no time to do much else besides concentrate on the crazy projects they assign us..) i haven't posted in a while but i though this would be a fun topic, the assignment was called "project claes " ( for claes Oldenburg ) and we had to take an ordinary object and increase its size by 10 times or going 4 feet in one direction.. and our only materials were CARDBOARD and HOT GLUE. remembering that my childhood consisted of constructing random items out of cardboard hot glue and duck tape , i thought i had this one in the bag , so i picked a rubber band ball..

easier said than done..
the beginnings






i wove small 12 '' strips of thin cardboard for the 'bands' and eventually got something like this:


and after some primer, a colorful paint job and no sleep from the creator it was finished!



it was used in a still life for our drawing classes for about a month along with some other projects..




but unfortunately it eventually had to be destroyed..


the actual rubber band ball was around 4 inches.. ( a bit smaller than a  soft ball, ) and in the end the cardboard one stood at a bit under 5 feet...


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« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2007 07:58:15 AM »

IT GOT DESTROYED?! I would have brought it home, what a pity. Great work!
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« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2007 07:58:44 AM »

WOW!
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« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2007 08:18:56 AM »

I seel so sad that it had to be destroyed.  You should have put it in an art gallery or something.
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« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2007 09:10:40 AM »

Wonderful! At least you have the photos, and the memories. I hate it when you put all of that work into something and it's disposable. Sad
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« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2007 09:13:02 AM »

rubber band ball,, rubber band ball!!!!

i love me some rubber band ball...

this is ingenious. im sending the link to a friend who will  get a kick outta this one!
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« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2007 09:44:30 AM »

That's awesome. I like it without the paint-it would make a great piece of sculpture...maybe office depot would be interested.  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2007 09:48:28 PM »

you guys should've recycled it!
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lilbandade
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2007 07:24:36 AM »

that seriously looks like a rubber band ball.
i love it.
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« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2008 11:18:43 AM »

i love the actual ball, but i despised drawing it!
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