Our sculpture is made out of plastic bags, matches, and buttons. All of the objects can be considered as everyday objects that everyone owns and uses on daily bases. Plastic bags are used to carry around things, matches are used to light things while buttons are used on clothes to open and close them. We decided to use the matches to make rectangular 3D shapes, fill them in with plastic bags and put the buttons on top to add more to the texture. The plastic bags usually hold things inside while in our sculpture they are carried inside another object. The matches are supposed to burn things down and we created a ladder out of them
Identify your (own) objects native habitat or context- where do we find
it in the world and how does it function? In what way(s) are you altering object to ‘hide’ its
Do you see this as anti-consumerist, ecologically conscious, sustainable approach to
design/art? What are your ideas about this in regards to art? In regards to daily life? Address the
idea of mass production vs. handmade.
We see this as an anti-consumerist and also ecologically conscious since we are using found materials and we aren’t purchasing new ones (except the wood). Our prosses required a lot of hand sewing and that shows a process that can’t be machined since it’s not a smooth texture and you can’t use a sewing machine, so if someone would try to remake it you would have to make it again by hand.
How did you come about the design for your display?
Since our main piece is very complex and has a lot of details we didn’t want to distract the viewer from it so we decided to form a U shape out of the wood that we purchased. We had a bit of a hard time to create something out of wood since all of us weren’t very skilled in this area but in the end, we succeeded.