3D projects are like a box of chocolate. There is such variety of materials which can take any number of different shapes. You truly never know what you'll get. Over the last few weeks a number of sculpture type artworks have taken shape here at South B. Here is a look at just a few of those works.
Above: Cactus of Lights. The photo of this art work was taken wit hthe lights out but with the lights on it is equally as interesting. Note the hand painted flower pot. I found the drips reminiscent of Ai Wee Wee dynasty vases.
This photo was taken before the work was completed but who has the patience to wait to take a pic of a cowtar! Yes, strings were added and yes, it is playable. OK, when played it sounds more like a cow than a guitar but still, playable is playable. Hey, its a poor musician who blames his instrument!
Let's blame Clyde Caw. He got me started on the idea of the marble drop. When you have a few students who are better at problem solving than sitting in a chair, designing a marble drop is fine idea. OK, this one isn't much to look at. No form over function but we were going for a working model. This is the mid section of the drop. It starts much higher and ends much lower. It also took up an very large amount of space in the studio. For that reason the project's end was time sensitive.
Yes, the marble drop had a loop and yes, the loop worked! Don't ask me how but they figured it out.
This is a straight forward copy of what Ross Bonfanti creates when he stuffs wet cement into a plush toy,waits for it to dry, then rips it off. Still the results are always unexpected. Its both creepy and cute. It's also sitting in the display case. No one at school (except for the artists who created it) understands it.
This is also in progress and doesn't do the final work justice. Its all newspaper and in the end had a dress and head gear and is painted and has jewelry.
Ok I know we don't have many canvas boards left but i refuse to believe the students can't find anything else to paint on.
Art of South B
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Art Teacher : Ian Sands