that you are making a sculpture of yourself, but have no traditional
art materials no clay, metal, wood, or papier-mache.
If you made a sculpture of yourself out
of chocolate would it have a different meaning than an identical sculpture
made out of mud?
This project gives you the opportunity to explore and create your
self-image. The self portrait will not rely on literal representations
Instead you are asked to consider and make use of the potential
symbolic significance of the everyday stuff of this world. In this
project you will work in ways similar to many contemporary sculptors
who create meaning in their work by the use of non-traditional materials.
There are several versions of this project--they are all types of
collage. None of the projects are actual sculptures because it would
be too time consuming, too difficult, or impossible to actually
construct a 3D image out of nails or mud or movie tickets.
The project can be created large or small, high tech or low tech.
Some portraits were created in life size scale using digital photography
and assemblage. Others are based on a simple traced outline. In
another version, the artists created a book of self- portraits of
their class using only xeroxed photos, pens, and whiteout