Found objects!Creative project Factory
Turn old into new! Some works of art are created from discarded and found things. In the work, they then appear in a completely new context or are given a new function. Their signs of use tell stories from the past. In this project, you’ll go in search of found objects and reassemble them in a sculpture.
You will need
- found objects
- liquid paint
- light source
Go in search of discarded boxes, wood, pipes, whatever you can find.
Assemble the found objects into a shape.
Use plaster and a color of your choice as glue and bonding.
What meaning does your chosen color have for you?
Alternative (without plaster and paint):
- Assemble your found objects and connect them, if necessary, with string, wire, or sticky tape.
- Then illuminate them with a strong light source: Your “sculpture” is created as a shadow! Take a picture of them with your smartphone.
How about a story made from found objects? Watch the video to learn how!
What effect does the white “countenance” of Cy Twombly’s sculptures have?
What effect does white paint have? What associations do you make with the color white?
Cy Twombly created and named his works after places, people, feelings, or drew inspiration from history and mythology.
What inspired your sculpture?
What do you call it?
Learn more about “found objects” and the role they play in the work of artist Alexandra Bircken: