TRANSFORMING THE EVERYDAY
CONCEPT: An artist can find inspiration for a work of art in even the most familiar of everyday objects
THE ASSIGNMENT: Styrofoam Cup Sculpture
Clara Lieu, Instructor, POD Senior Portfolio
Starting with a single styrofoam cup, students were asked to dramatically alter the cup's form to the point that cup was unrecognizable as a cup! While challenged to create a new form just from a single cup, students could, if they wished, use additional cups in the creation of their sculptures.
EVIDENCE OF SUCCESS
In evaluating a student's sculpture, the instructor was looking for evidence of transformation in the work. The careful dissection of the cup(s) results in an engaging and visually coherent form that is convincing from all points of view. Obvious care in cutting the styrofoam contributes to the sculpture's effectiveness as a newly invented form.