Wednesday, December 11, 2013
My theme is... Cats. I came up with the theme because cats are my favorite animals. The ideas were things that cats do, like sleep, fight, eat, play, and just sit there. I think cutting out all the pieces and painting each and every one was the hardest part of making it. Then glueing all of it together. The marble travels downwards. I don't really know how to explain it otherwise. Yeah, I made the path. Cut each piece out of cardboard. If I could change anything (im not finished yet ill edit this later). I'm most proud of all the stuff I had to do and how it wasn't just three slopes back and forth.
I undertook the word repitition as a repeating object, which is why I made a few whistles. Only half of them work. So I had been making a pinchpot, and thought about making it into a whistle. I spent the longest on the turtle whistle (which doesn't work) and then about one day on all the others. After looking up a few videos and experimenting, I made whistles. They're fairly simple to make. I think I was successful in the fact that at least some of them work.
The word "pressure" made me think of the pressure of metamorphosis. I had planned to make a caterpillar, too, but it didn't work. I used a photo of a moth as a reference. The front legs (yes, those are legs) have texture. (Also, the end of the body has the wings folded over it.) The one thing I feel like I did successfully was making the front legs, because those are cool and have texture. If I could change something about this piece, it would be to make more of them... And to make it look less like a piece of poop.