Opening Void

For this last project, I created a sculpture out of everyday floss picks. They were relatively inexpensive and I feel that I accomplished much with something that originally had so little value. Building my sculpture actually wasn’t too difficult, it was more of the planning and deciding what I would be doing with such an odd shape. After brain storming for a while, I came up with the idea of using hot glue to arrange the tooth picks in a circular fashion. From there I added legs and decided to flip it over. One of the two actually has some fan shaped things attached the former legs in a smooth pattern that seems to grow on each other. After doing this assignment, I really do see that price doesn’t mean much. Like I said earlier, I was able to take something so cheap and simple to create something that in my opinion is a cool interpretive piece of art. I think that this idea of cost not being everything will honestly help with my life, things don’t have to be expensive to be great. This sculpture assignment could connect to other courses in the fact that it requires a lot of thinking beforehand, like an essay. You can’t just start writing your essay, you have to look at the pieces of evidence and see how they fit together, just like the floss picks. you can’t just throw them together and expect something good to come out of it. I think that I did a pretty good job of coming up with something super creative and outside of the box. If I were to do the project again, I probably would take on a different approach to see if I could figure out another creative way to mess around with the floss picks. If I put my mind to it, I’m sure I would have been able to achieve it. I think the next step in achieving my goals is to continue to work on planning before projects of any kind. This goes back to the analogy of the essay, planning out my tasks greatly enhances my final product. Had I spent more time planning on the last project, I think it would have turned out better. However, I am actually very proud of this project and feel like I have made up for the last one. This project is meaningful because it takes the two idea of natural curves and combines it with architectural structure. It’s a combination of the two contrary ideas coming together. It shows how nature and technology can come together to create one synchronized piece of work.

Final Pictures


Work in Progress


One thought on “Opening Void

  1. Jeremy, I really liked how in your artist statement you point out the fact that floss picks are an everyday item. I think that makes your sculpture more unique by taking an everyday object and giving it a new perspective. I also liked how you added more floss picks to the top of your sculpture.


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