|Ryan enjoyed arranging many layers of wood scraps to create his cityscape.|
The printmaking project that we did before this was a great introduction to building up layers so building the this sculpture "in relief" was a logical method to use. Basically, a relief sculpture is flat on the back
and raised out in layers on the front. I told the students that their challenge was to layer many parts to create depth not height. I gave everyone the choice of building a sculpture that could hang on the wall or sit on a table.
When you view this work I hope that you will see how each sculpture makes good use of the wood scraps which were from the school's wood shop. Students in my class were not allowed to change these scraps but had to search for pieces that would work for them. Each piece was attached with wood glue or with hot glue when pieces were not easily balanced. Originality and exploration were the most important parts of this activity and the results are exciting to see!
The first images of these sculptures show the materials in their original unpainted state. Be sure to see how the use of acrylic paint and oil pastels change the look of each city as the project continues in the
|A view of some of the works in progress as they filled up Room 9.|
|Miranda used many scraps with curvy edges. Her sculpture has a playful personality!|
|Arianna and Hannah A. experiment with adding plastic pieces.|