For my 3D strategies I took my friend to the thrift store and limited her to the technology section. She had a $20 limit and picked out a television and a scale. We took these objects and smashed them with a hammer. From both fixtures I got three pieces of the scale that didn’t entirely create a safety hazard. I then covered these three pieces in fish-net panty hose. The reason I picked panty hose to cover them with is because both the television and scale are very superficial objects for a teen girl to pick out. The fish-nets are just another material that girls use to cover their body to make them feel more attractive. I then took the covered pieces and spray painted them onto canvas board. I then used these silhouettes as my subjects for blind wire contours. I made two blind contours out of wire for each spray painting. I criss-crossed the wires, and then covered those with the same panty hose to create wall fixtures. From these fixtures I “tied” it all back together by stringing glass pieces from each of the original thrift shop items. When I presented my work I displayed all parts of the project. So I had all three parts of the scale covered in panty hose, the spray painted canvases and the final outcomes. The feel back that I received today was stellar. They said that all of the parts were interesting, but displaying them all together was a very strong choice. Many students told me that it looked professional, and one even said that she thought it looked like part of a senior show. My professor, Mark, told me that using both 3D and 2D aspects while presenting was a very visually interesting choice. He also told me that it was a good choice to follow through with so many parts of the scale because it makes the viewer let go of associations that could have been made. All in all I think that this critique went incredibly. While critiquing others work I also learned a few things that may help in the future. First I learned to add things that are formally different. Such as instead of covering water bottles with a trash bag, try something that people rarely see with water bottles, such as silk. I also caught that when using found objects, try to set a standard for yourself such as all color coordinated to make a more completed piece. And last, but not least, the closer an object is to familiar the weirder it can become when tweaked. Such as if you distinguish something as your mom and then make her have alien feature, its far creepier than a normal alien.
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