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Let’s Play House

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They are displayed standing on the toes facing another set of unaltered male shoe horns— a closeup of a couple’s feet during a kiss. The piece touches on walking in each others shoes, being flexible with one another, fitting the mold, etc.


I like to work with found objects, allowing their established meaning and symbolism to play a part in the finished, reworked piece. This piece was done for a life-casting assignment in Sculpture I. It was my first attempt at body-casting and was quite successful.

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In the process.
Assignment: Emulate a verb. 
My verb: Devastate. The top ring is the “self” once smooth and confident, the implosion represents the devastation and the foam bottom represents the destruction. The mushroom cloud shape was unintentional but I like how it reinforces the concept.
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Final product.
Created with cardboard, newspaper, foam sealant, shattered mirror, plastic bags, and spray paint.
Devastating!