Create a frontal sculpture that evokes the current space of your mind using found objects, collage, and mixed media. Based on the works of Joseph Cornell and others, this sculpture should create interest and meaning through he juxtaposition and manipulation of found objects. Putting disparate objects in context together can create surprising associations and lead the viewer to create narratives and unexpected meanings when viewing the work. Use this space to create a work that implies a large, dynamic interior space.
What are some mind-spaces you can think about?
What types of objects evoke these Mind-spaces?
Write these things down, and the associations that go with them.
Make a chart where you draw lines from objects to descriptions and think about the complexity and variability of the associations you can evoke
- Shoe Box
- Found objects
- Papers and images
- Knick knacks
- Tape, glue, art supplies
Sketch and Build
- Lighting- How can you get light into the work so the viewer can see how you want them to see?
- Battery powered lights inside
- Openings on top or side of the box
- Soft frontal Lights
- Use light to finish and define the work
- Highlight sections of your composition
Use the photograph as a space for your head in class video call
- Balance between narrative and ambiguity
- Avoid cliche
- Combine found materials to create meaning
Artists to look at
Tom Friedman- for transformation of everyday objects
Robert Rauschenberg- Assemblage
Jessica Stockholder- Assemblage
Did the student thoughtfully collect a wide variety of items and materials?
Is the work crafted to the best ability (both in terms of skill and current workspace situation)?
Is the work too filled with cliche or too ambiguous?
Is the amount of work time evident in the final product?
Are the material associations dynamic and interesting?
Has the student manipulated and modified the objects?