Sculpture Final Portfolio

What did you find most difficult about this class? This could be anything from gathering materials, to generating projects ideas, to applying a particular technique. What could be done to resolve this issue in the future? It was most difficult for me to come up with ideas that I liked once we found out about the project. In the future, I could work harder to come up with any ideas and sketch out plans to brainstorm my ideas. This could also help me to organize my ideas, and come up with an art piece that had more detail and a stronger composition. I also had a hard time making the piece as detailed as I had hoped. Hopefully, by planning more thoroughly, I can make each piece more detailed and balanced. In this project, it took me a couple days to come up with the idea, but I really liked the way it turned out. Once I was able to come up with idea, I was able to plan each detail. I could also make it turn out the exactly the way I had planned it.

What was your favorite material that you used this year? Why do you like working with it? My favorite material that I worked with this year was clay. I like using clay because in most classes, we do not have the option of working with it on multiple projects. I also liked working with it because it is easy to manipulate and sculpt, rather than wire or another medium. Clay is also very pliable. This meant that I could make almost any shape, or design I wanted. It was also easy for me to add texture and patterns into each piece I made. I also enjoyed using clay because it was easy for me to fix mistakes. Unlike wire, which could get worn out, and become less pliable after use, it keeps working and molding.

- Which project was your least successful? Explain why you consider this work of art unsuccessful? If you were to create this project over, what changes would you make? I think I was least successful with the leaf zentangled project I made. I didn't like the way it came out in the end, because it did not come out the way I had envisioned it. Mainly, I did not like that each section of the leaf was uneven. If I could redo this project, I would measure it out and make the leaf more even, accurate, and detailed. I could do this by creating templates and laying it over the clay. I could then cut out each section more evenly and making each part exactly the same. I also wish I could have spent more time on each pattern in each section of the leaf. Lastly, I would add a hole on the back, so that I could hang it on the wall.

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