Burlap soaked in plaster, painted with enamel
7 x 14 3/4 x 8 5/8" (17.8 x 37.5 x 21.8 cm)
Oldenburg drew numerous preliminary sketches for his sculptures - so you should do the same. Since your sculpture will be in-the-round, sketch what you envision it will look like from all angles, as in the thumbnails below (if your sculpture was an ear bud or a flash drive). THINK AND DRAW:
- What sculptural object can relate to your painting? ("relates" means that it won't necessarily be a replica of your painting's exact subject) - remember, it is always better to brainstorm more than one idea!
- Oldenburg said that food had "architecture" and "structure." How can this concept help you to develop the form that you will sculpt? Think about your sculpture as "architecture" ..... you will have to build it - how?
- Should your sculpture be created in separate parts (as in the sandwich shown in the video)? Why? How? Or will you sculpt/attach details onto the outer edges of a basic form (sphere or cube, for example)?
- Use your study of linear perspective help you to draw the most accurate thumbnails of your sculptural ideas? If stuck - draw the box into which your sculpture can fit! Envision the positive and the negative space and use this to help your drawing.
- KEEP IT SIMPLE - clay sculptures need to be sturdy and compact AND you will be making this sculpture in a matter of hours.