Ai WEIWEI Ai Weiwei (pronounced: I way way) The Nest Forever Weiwei perceives they are stuck in a “cycle” of dictators and political unrest in China So Sorry It was constructed from nine thousand children's backpacks. They spelled out the sentence “She lived happily for seven years in this world” So Sorry Backpacks Grapes Do Ho Suh “Karma” The eyes of one man are covered by the other on his back History is doomed to repeat itself? Before it gets too confusing Look at something old in a new way Change your environment for a reason Bring awareness Show your point of view How will your viewer interact with your sculpture? How will your sculpture interact with the viewer What does your sculpture stand for or represent? Is it fleeting? Goldsworthy Make your voice heard Expression of the obvious can be fun Look for the “why” not the” how” John Van Alstine Charon’s Steel Styx Passage This sculpture, based on the Egyptians’ travel along the river Styx to the afterlife, is cleverly created with symbols of the journey and of life on earth, referenced with man-made and natural objects. Sisyphean Holiday As we know from mythology because of a lifetime of transgressions when Sisyphus reached the underworld he was forced as punishment to roll a large stone up a steep hill, only to have it tumble back after reaching the top. This toil lasts all eternity and can be seen as a perfect metaphor for the creative process Seed Cathedral What is your statement- your concept? 2D image Details Plastic bottles A statement about sustainable development Night shot Create an environment Do not rely just on size What would be the point of this sculputure How will you show motion? The singing ring tree Will it intrtact with the environmental forces like wind? Placement This is where your sculpture will go! What kind of positive statement do you want to make? What do you want viewers to feel as they enter this establishment? Think Create a graphite drawing of a publicly placed sculpture that has a statement or meaning. Create at least two sketches depicting different views. These two sketches will be turned in with final project. Using the sketched images as reference, create a hand drawn, 2D rendering of a 3D sculpture idea – consider the space it will occupy. Consider the materials you would use to construct the sculpture. Why and how is the material relevant? Include reasoning in your explanation.