I created styrogami
I developed new skills on working with new mediums.
As the name suggests, styrogami art is created with Styrofoam. My whole experience with Styrofoam before this project was in boxes and throwing it at my siblings until my mom got mad at the mess. Styrofoam was to me just a mess to deal with it. Even so, I got my exacto-knife ready and some hot glue, and just chopped it up. I really didn't know for sure what I want to do. I at first just wanted to get a feel for cutting up Styrofoam. It's pretty fun, as long as you do it right. When the Styrofoam is thicker, saw through it. If it's thin, slice it. If not, it can catch and mess it up. Also, Styrofoam doesn't bend very pretty. So try to be smart when you need to flatten out a cup, and try to work it out to your advantage.
I created my own original art.
I love flowers! Have you figured that out in my artwork yet? A classmate of mine named Emmerson was making flowers, and I just really wanted to do some too. At first I was going to try and make a soup bowl but I can't run away from flowers. I just enjoy making them, painting them, drawing them...
But I really liked how it turned out. It's supposed to be a lily, and I just used whatever ideas I had in my mind of what a lily looked like. It was pretty straight-forward work on this project.
I explored new things to create and pursued my ideas.
For my base, I wanted something huge. The sculpture was small, but I wanted a framing landscape. Searching through Mrs. Schumann's pile of styrofoam, I basically just got the biggest piece I could. A huge hunk of it. Then I just went gung-ho and covered all the holes and painted it blue. I love to paint, so I just had fun with different colors and mixing new shades. Mrs. Schumann has so much paint, I go crazy with excitement. I finally realized I should take a moment and look at it, and from then I added little details to make sure I liked it all.