1) Describe the starting point of your sculpture and how your ideas changed throughout the process.
We started by bending the top of the box down to touch the bottom. When we did this, we were using a pretty floppy piece of cardboard so it curved rather than bent. Therefor, we got the idea to create some sort of building that is curved like that. It was kind of a struggle to try and create what we were going to do with all of our spare little pieces of cardboard to arrange around the sculpture, so we used them as support, and took advantage of the support to draw and make it a Wedding Chapel.
2) How did working without glue or tape affect the construction of your design? Was this restriction helpful or a hindrance to achieving your goals?
It affected us a lot, because pieces we could use as decoration, or to just make the sculpture bigger were used to support the main frame of the middle part in the sculpture. Some parts could also have been removed from the support to make it look less fat. I think that this hindered us because we couldn’t improvise to expand our sculpture to its maximum potential.
3) Share one aspect of how your group worked well together and one aspect of how your group could have improved in the area of teamwork.
I think that we worked well because we have two different mindsets, so that we could both brainstorm ideas from two different perspectives. I think that we could’ve worked better together because we would think something, then the other would maybe disagree, however, we would sometimes think of something abstract and the other would agree.
1) How does Sarah use improvisation and spontaneity (randomness) to create her work?:
Sarah uses improvisation in her sculptures because she takes objects around her, wherever she is in the world, and slaps then together to make something. For example, she would take things from her hotel room and use them, things from the cafe, etc. She is a very random artist because she will work on something, and when she has almost made it perfect, she changes her plan and does something else.
2) Bonakdar by Sarah Sze. 2010.
3) How was your art making process similar to Sarah’s process?
Our art process is similar to Sarah Sze’s because we pretty much moved our cardboard without a totally precise plan. We also tried to make things from the cardboard, however, similarly to Sarah, we didn’t focus too much on perfecting things, but just on using all the cardboard in an effective fashion.
4) What is your reaction to Sarah’s work? Would you call this art?
I think that her work is actually quite thought out. You really can’t just mash things together and have it work really well together. She has to get all of her materials, and categorise them in a way that they can be arranged in a orderly manner. I think that her work is definitely called art, abstract art for sure. That is because of how she can take random things, and slap them somewhere in her arrangement.
We decided to cut out a lot of triangles out of both of our works, then used them to create a fish. We thought that this would be easy, and sure enough, we didn’t find it too hard. To start, we created the layout of our fish with glue, then just started to slap pieces on.
This is my individual magazine collage! We took magazine pages and cut them up, then mixed them all together and created a work of art. This is mine!
Representational Art: Art that is easily recognised by most people, and can be found in everyday life.
Abstract Art: Art that represents something that does not exist in everyday life, and that doesn’t portray any being or place in our world.
Non-Representational Art: The Opposite of standard Representational art, also known as abstract art.