Chair Sculpture

Blog 1: I think the easy part would be painting/decorating the chair sculptures and the challenging part would be making the each of the sculptures. I have never really tried doing any solo sculptures before and I'm really looking forward to this project. My sculpture is going to be a little astronaut on the beach with floating planets. I'm thinking of solar systems, black holes, galaxy, and beach. I think it will look really different to combined the beach with the galaxy. We use the designing process because then when we actually start the project, we will be able to know what to do and uses our time wisely. I will be using wires and plasters as a base to my astronaut and the umbrella. Foam balls will be for the planets. Tissue papers will be for the smoke and the black

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After the planning, I got started on making the 'black hole' using wire, tape, newspaper and paint.  It didn't look like what I wanted so I worked on another sculpture, astronaut. I worked each of the body parts, head, helmet, arms, etc. Using newspaper, tap, and plasters.

 

 Before:                                 After:
This is a video tutorial on how to make palm trees. This video is going to be really useful in the future for me because I will need to make 3 palm trees for my chair. I'm planning to put it in the corner of my chair to add the feel of the beach.
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My timeline:

Studio Time Class 1 Class 2 Class 3 Class 4 Class 5
Plastering all the sculpture pieces Fix the black hole. Glue the body parts together Continued working on the black hole and make the palm trees. More palm trees Paint more planets. Make more movement sculpture near the  black hole (if necessary)
Class 6 Class 7 Class 8 Class 9 Class 10
Glue different type of sea shells onto the waves. Make stars for the black hole. Paint the chair

The progress grade that I got was the around the grade that I think I would get. I need to make sure that I have a proper plan of what I'm going to do with my chair within 10 classes. To achieve an A, I need to be more specific in my blogs, time management and work on my bigger pieces first.

 

We have 7 more classes to finish our chair sculpture and I think I will be able to meet the due date. I'm working my way onto painting and gluing each sculpture together. I'm not really stressed out by the due date because there's always stupid time as well. I already finish with the making all the sculptures and plastering process.

The feedback that I got was really useful because I didn't really realize it before that the bottom of my chair is just the black hole. Now that my chair is viewed from a different person, I get a different perspective.

This is my most recent 30HANDS video: No more contracting, just painting and decorating.

 

BEFORE:                           AFTER:

I really feel proud of what I have accomplished, especially the structure of all my sculptures. During those 10 weeks, I learned a lot of new skills and techniques into sculpting and creating objects. Before this project, I have never used, frankly know how to even us plaster. Plastering takes a huge amount of time and at first, I was pretty nervous that I wouldn't finish the chair in time.

Through a variety of materials and techniques to create unique sculptures, I think the elements on my chair are:

Texture: I used a variety of materials including; wires, clay, plastic, CDs, paper, hot glue, plaster in order to create interesting textures.

Movement: Through this chair, I created multiple sculptures that guide the viewer's eyes through the details and different aspects. The main emphasis of my chair is the astronaut and the rocket ship, which is in the middle. Then with the waves and spirals, the viewer's eyes are lead through the other parts of the chair.

Shape: Creating a sculpture that represents an object. Through the newspaper, tape, and plaster, I was able to create different shapes with different materials. I created the UFO, rocket ship, the astronauts, palm trees, planets, etc.

Colors: Through painting, I was able to convey emotions with a variety of colors and shades. My color theme is very tropical and dark since my theme is space and beach. The colors I mainly used are, blue, black and a combination of mixed paint.

'Movement' is the main focus of my chair. The motion of the waves on top my of the chair gives an interesting view.  Both 'wave' sculptures are curving to different directions, constructing a flow to the sculptures. At the bottom the chair, I have a spiral-looking shape representing a black hole. I wanted an illusion of dimensions to the sculpture, making it seem more appealing from all angles.

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