Whoosh, fast forward from our scavenger hunting day at the Thieves Market to last week: when we assembled the parts that we gathered!
From the trip, I got a tap faucet part, zips, a chain, a metal fork, a few metal springs and a connecting wire plug.
In class, I took most of my time making a stand from a torchlight. I was worried that my sculpture will not look nice if I didn’t have a something to hold the sculpture up. But in the end I discarded it anyway because the stand looks too overpowering.
The overall assembling process is fun! Fitting/scaling and cutting and piecing (with hot glue haha) the different pieces together was quite challenge but it is such a satisfaction when you see your end product.
Although there are pairings in the octopus’s tentacles – the chains and zips. I like the fact the remaining two tentacles are not a pair and actually look quite different from each other hahaha (sorry OCD people oops). One is a plastic wire plug and the other is three springs being glued together. The springs tentacle is actually my favourite.
And ta-dah! This is the end product of my octopus:
After I was done with my octopus, I still had some spare time so I went around the class looking for spare parts to make a second animal. The first thing that caught my eye was Calista’s soap dispenser and the pumper reminded me of a bird’s head. I also glued it together with a cylindrical shaped container, cut out pieces of spoons, and leftover chain pieces from the tentacle. And therefore, I ended up with the second sculpture – a penguin!
Overall, I like this project as it challenges us to think of new ways to ‘beautify’ old/used materials instead of creating it from scratch, giving these objects a new value as it can be something else other than its original purpose. The process of finding the materials and assembling them is also enjoyable. When we look at these sculptures, we will think of the story behind these objects too!