Thursday, March 8, 2012

Intro To Sculpture (post 1)

Prompt: Think about your earliest experiences building in 3 dimensions. Where were you? What Materials did you use? Did you think you were making art?

My earliest memories of building in three dimensions is in preschool when one day we were given a big conglomeration of mismatched objects and supplies and instructed to build something out of them. I don't remember the actually building of the piece, but i do remember exactly what it looks like,- i think it might still be somewhere in basement. My creation consisted of a crudely cut slab of wood, soda caps, popsicle sticks and a toy dinosaur all stuck together with vast amounts of a mix of wood glue and green paint. As i got older i became more interested ini art and have spent more time on making pieces than i would've expected  but its rare that i am ever satisfied or pleased with my work, and on the rare occasions that i am i never admit it. I think that when making the piece in preschool i pictured it as art because the assignment we were given was classified as an art project, but the countless hours i spent building with legos, or making towers out of cards etc, were never considered art by me.