Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed — Khalil Gibran
I will create a wall-mounted plaster sculpture that relates to the following concept: Emergence.
Size: No Larger than 2 ft x 2 ft x 2 ft.
Must be contain details through manipulation of plaster surface.
Definition of Emergence:
1. The process of coming into view or becoming exposed after being concealed.
2. The process of coming into being, or of becoming important or prominent.
Questions for Idea Development:
How can an object physically emerge from a wall?
What living organisms emerge based on seasonal (during winter, spring, summer and fall) adaptations and why?
What concepts or philosophies emerge as a result of social and political changes in history?
How do we as people emerge from previous experiences?
How can you make sculpture look like it is physically emerging?
High Relief: Sculptural relief in which the modeled forms project from the background by at least half their depth.
Low Relief: Sculptural relief that projects very little from the background. Also called bas-relief, basso-relievo.
Armature: Structure built to support applied plaster or clay. How the shape of the sculpture is formed. In class, we use newspaper and tape.
Applied Texture: Texture which is made separately, the added onto the sculpture after. Joint compound, or plaster can be used to create shapes and designs.
Reductive Texture: Texture that is created by scratching or sanding the surface of the plaster. Often very rough or very smooth.
Worked Texture: Texture that is created in the during application of the plaster. It is quickly determined and loose.
Tinted Plaster: Adding food coloring or cold water dyes to the plaster.
Other Concept and Texture Resources:
Project Proposal Due Friday October 24th.
Form below must be completed and a sketch must be submitted.