This was a new way of thinking through my art. Styrogami involves change in perspective. With this form of art you have to make sure all sides of the piece contain an interesting eye-catching element. As an artists I learned developed new art making skills. I had to take in mind the inclusion of changing perspective. With this I had to build upon my piece. This is one of the only pieces where the original sketch didn't play a role in the final product. I started off using it as a reference but putting the perspective in mind I went outside of the sketch and included things I didn't plan to include. One thing about styrogami that I particularly liked is the freeness it had. Most students. in my class ended up with something they didn't originally plan in the sketch.
One of the tools provided to us for gluing was a hot glue gun. This was very useful but it had the problem of melting the styrofoam if used excessively. We were provided with an alternative to this but it wouldn't be as quick and effective as the hot glue was. With this piece I solved problems by developing a way to use the hot glue without it causing a lot of damage to the final product. I would have a piece of cardboard with me and would dispense glue on there. I would allow it to cool for 3 seconds and then I would use an scrap piece of cardboard to spread the glue on the area it was needed. This reduced the amount of direct heat from the glue gun that was going on the finished product.
This piece involves a lot of reflection and additions. I reflected in this piece by stoping and looking back at it to add more things to the visuals. Things that were added would add dimension to the changing perspective. This whole project was filled with stops to view the different sides of my project. I had to make sure that it included interesting visuals from every side.
In conclusion this project was mainly a perspective based visual. It was testing the artistic ability of the artist with the challenge of keeping the piece interesting from all angles.
I am a 10th grade student at VMCCA working on creating an art experience in the classroom. My favorite form of art is digital painting. Some of my favorite artists are foolishkia and grittysugar. They are more modern artist that do mostly digital work. They use my favorite form of media. I hope to show my art growth through this blog.