A scuplture I created for my final project in Art Class 126 "Three Dimensional Design and Construction"
The assignment was to create a sculpture that was 3-D, wearable, and reflective of some aspects of ourselves.
We had to wear our sculptures for the last day of class, two and a half hours.
Mine is about my arms, and how much they do for me. It seems that everything I do well requires the use of my arms to a very large extent.
1. Sign Language Interpreting, my most steady form of employment.
2. Dancing, my most ecstatic medium, the one that brings me gnosis
3. Writing requires the use of my hands on the keyboard and so again, one of my most significant activities requires my arms and hands.
The list actually goes on and on. I use my arms so much, so I decided to make casts of them in pieces and the rebuild a couple of extra sets that I put on when I needed to.
I designed and sewed the white base garment, which has built in loops all over it for strapping the plaster arms on.
The arms are connected by an intricate series of elastic bands.
It's quite heavy, but I was able to wear for the duration of the class period.