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Ai Weiwei (pronounced: I way way)
Weiwei perceives they are stuck in a “cycle” of dictators and political unrest in China
It was constructed from nine thousand children's backpacks. They spelled out the sentence “She lived happily for seven years in this world”
The eyes of one man are covered by the other on his back History is doomed to repeat itself?
Before it gets too confusing
Look at something old in a new way
Change your environment for a reason
Show your point of view
How will your viewer interact with your sculpture?
How will your sculpture interact with the viewer
What does your sculpture stand for or represent?
Is it fleeting?
Make your voice heard
Expression of the obvious can be fun
Look for the “why” not the” how”
Charon’s Steel Styx Passage This sculpture, based on the Egyptians’ travel along the river Styx to the afterlife, is cleverly created with symbols of the journey and of life on earth, referenced with man-made and natural objects.
As we know from mythology because of a lifetime of transgressions when Sisyphus reached the underworld he was forced as punishment to roll a large stone up a steep hill, only to have it tumble back after reaching the top. This toil lasts all eternity and can be seen as a perfect metaphor for the creative process and life in general
What is your statement- your concept?
A statement about sustainable development
Will it intrtact with the environmental forces like wind?
This is where your sculpture will go! What kind of positive statement do you want to make? What do you want viewers to feel as they enter this establishment?
Create a graphite drawing of a publicly placed sculpture that has a statement or meaning. Create at least two sketches depicting different views. These two sketches will be turned in with final project. Using the sketched images as reference, create a hand drawn, 2D rendering of a 3D sculpture idea – consider the space it will occupy. Consider the materials you would use to construct the sculpture. Why and how is the material relevant? Include reasoning in your explanation.