I’ve been working with recycled and repurposed materials long before I started this blog, and I thought it might be fun to feature some of my past projects.
This piece is from 5 years ago, when I was in college and about to start a sculpture class. I was told the first project would be taking one object, and constructing it out of a bunch of different materials. I got all excited and started planning what I would do. Then I got to class and learned we were using air dry clay to make lots of different objects that were simply inspired by our one original object. I was disappointed, but decided that I could just do my own projects outside of class. And this is what I ended up with.
The object? A pear. The material? Plastic silverware.
I have to say, pulling this off the shelf to photograph it looked a lot sadder than I had remembered. In fact, I’d call it a bit of a hot mess. The glue had come out very yellow, which you can clearly see in between the silverware. And on top of that I had left hot glue strings everywhere. That was just sloppy technique. And then for some reason I had decided to make this more of a relief than a sculpture. The difference? My pear has no back. Why, I’m still not sure…
But, never the less, I still kind of love it. It may be a bit sad up close but from a far, its just the kind of kooky project I adore. So, it is happily going back onto my bookshelf where it lives next to a smaller metal pear that I made at the same time.
Happy Friday all, Allison