Our task this quarter was to create a chair sculpture. Sculpture is a two or three-dimensional form of art where the artist creates representative or abstract shapes and designs. We were came up with a theme and creating a sculpture based on that theme using the chair as a base. We used the design process to complete this, which included planning, sketching, etc. My theme was chair inception, so I created many other chairs on top of the base chair. I thought that this idea was quite creative and interesting to do, so I chose it. The project was based on creativity, planning, construction, and neatness.
We first began with learning about different elements about our sculpture. There are 15 total elements: line, shape, space, mass/volume, texture/pattern, movement, colour, plane, balance, form, proportion/scale, value, contrast/variety/focal point, repetition/rhythm, and harmony. Out of these elements, we have to choose some of the elements to put them in our sculpture. We planned about how our chair was going to look beforehand, and I did a couple of sketches of my idea. The 6 techniques I chose was: colour, shape, line, space, pattern, balance. Then we started sculpting our chair. I chose to make my chairs out of many different materials. The first chair I made was made out of cans, the second was made out of toilet paper rolls, the third was made out of cardboard, the fourth was made out of drumsticks, and the fifth was made out o chopsticks, the sixth and seventh are made out of clay. I colored them all by paint, and tried to create a wave of colors from bottom to top. I connected all the chairs together by sticking with hot glue. The process of making chairs was the easiest, and the painting process was the hardest because it was most time consuming. I took me a few months to finish my chair sculpture, and I think this project taught me a lot of things.
After finishing with my chair, I think that I am proud of my chair. It turned out to be exactly as the planning goes, except for the colors. I think that my chairs can have some more improvements on the structures and the coloring. I also think that I need some more details on my chair sculpture because it doesn’t really have any designs on it. If I were to do this again I would choose a different idea next time because I think the chairs on chairs idea is not really smart, and there are better options.
In this unit, we mainly learned about how to create sculptures, and show our chosen theme on the sculpture. This unit was fun, and I got to learned a lot about sculpting. I really would want to do this unit if I had the chance to do this again.