Wearable Sculpture

 

The beginning stage of a wearable sculpture.

The beginning stage of a wearable sculpture.

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A tool use and safety demonstration by Mr. Tom.

A tool use and safety demonstration by Mr. Tom.

 

Miss Caitlin helping Trinity with her construction.

Miss Caitlin helping Trinity with her construction.

Students had access to a tool table to clamp and saw pieces of wood, or drill holes.

Students had access to a tool table to clamp and saw pieces of wood, or to drill holes.

 

Phil works on a piece to connect to his arm.

Phil works on a piece to connect to his arm.

 

 

 

In week 2, I made a presentation of the wearable sculpture of artist Nick Cave, the theater props and costumes designed by Julie Taymor, and the giant puppets of Bread and Puppet Theater.  For style and decoration ideas we also looked at work by Jean-Michel Basquiat and Trenton Doyle Hancock.  I also brought in some of my own puppets made from wood, cardboard, found objects and paint.  We spent several days sketching ideas for wearable sculptures and learning skills to use during the construction process.  Demonstrations during the week included Papier-mâché, wood tool skills and working with wire.  By the end of the week, students were busy building their structures.

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