- What was the task? What did I have to do? What was being assessed?
The main task of this project, was to complete an amazing chair sculpture before the due date (which, apparently is constantly being extended. We needed to incorporate many different elements to the chair sculpture (such as texture, movement, color, mass, etc.). In addition, it is also required for the chair to be thoroughly planned, sturdy, and neat (no white spots from plaster, gaps in painting, rough edges, etc.).
- What steps did take from beginning to the end? Including sketchbook.
The first thing we needed to do was brainstorm for a theme idea. I chose the theme nightmare because I feel like having something dark and ominous would trigger more thought and emotion from the viewers as opposed to something normal. Next, we started to design and plan the chair. At one point we went online to get ideas from Pinterest, and watch at online sculpture tutorials to help with our designing. Once we finalized our design, we had to get it approved by Mrs. Jardin. Only then are we able to start working on the chair. I felt like I did pretty well during this process. The only thing I could’ve worked on more, was the actual development of the design, since I only had two ideas to choose from (everyone else had around five). But I guess that’s because I really liked that one design and wouldn’t want to change anything.
- What do you think of your work overall? What are 3 - 4 strengths? Why? What would you change?
I think I did a pretty good job overall on my chair. I put a lot of effort into my chair’s design (especially the monster in the middle). I also incorporated a lot of different textures and materials, such as tin foil, wires, feathers, air dry clay, etc. When looking at the final product, I feel like I captured my theme very well. When people look at my chair, I really want it to trigger some sort of emotion that relates to my theme. I feel like I managed to achieve that because a few people had already commented that my chair was “terrifying” (which actually made me happy to hear). If I could change anything, it would be to include more details on the bottom area of my chair, because it just looks very empty.
- What did you think of the task and end result overall? What was challenging/easy? What skills can help you in other subjects or areas of your life? E.g. organization, patience, planning.
I really enjoyed this project overall because we had a lot more freedom. We were given the choice to choose a theme, and make our sculptures in our own way. It was also something new, because we don’t usually work on these types of pieces of art (in the past it was always drawings and paintings). For me, the easiest part of this project is probably knowing how I’d create these certain parts on my chair. For some reason, I felt like I’ve always know how I’d create my chair. It kind of just naturally came together as I worked on my chair. The most difficult part would have to be all the planning at the very beginning. I felt like I had to make the perfect design because it was something I’d be working on for the next few months. I feel like this entire project required a lot of determination and passion, which can be very useful in other situations. If I hadn’t had passion or determination for this project, it wouldn’t have turned out the way it did (as in, it would’ve looked pretty bad.