Before I started making a pig, I actually had another animal in mind that I would like to do. I wanted to make a rabbit using the two pairs of shoe which I bought front eh flea market. The shoe would be the base and I was intending to use a water bottle to be the rabbit’s back spine curving in.
However, during class, I realised that I could not make a rabbit because of the shape of my water bottle is not curved enough. Furthermore, I wanted to use aluminium foil to wrap around the shoe so that the rabbit will be white. However, I realised that I did not bring enough aluminium foil.
Thus, I looked at the shape of my water bottle and realised that it is more round and it forms the shape of a pig as I cut it. With the aluminium foil I had, I wrapped it around the transparent bottle so that the pig would be seen much clearer and more prominent. I also used the cap of the bottle for the nose and the tip of the shoelace as the eyes. The springs were thought to be for the tail because I was thinkng of an iconic image of a pig’s tail which would be like a spring. In order to use lesser materials, I made use of the spring for the pig’s legs, at the same time, the pig is able to become more prominent from afar.