This is my first sculpture that I created for Design II last spring during my freshman year. We were told to seek inspiration from a popular artist's work and use found-elements and line to create an in-the-round work.
I immediately chose to do a giraffe because of it's long, sleek shape. I wanted a delicate work using curvy, gestural lines, and many recycled materials including glass, wire, wood, aluminum, and plastic....plus the lollipop. I decided that this would be the kind of garbage often scattered on streets, which is well...exactly where I scavenged for these items. Also inspired by the exotic animal and carousels, I named the sculpture "Carnival."
I was encouraged by my professor to submit it to the Annual Juried Student Exhibit. I decided I should, and was surprised at the reception to learn that there were prizes other than the SUB-buyings that were being given. And mine was one of the three winners! I am ecstatic that my piece that I loved so much was also so well-received by others.
I also included the work in my freshman portfolio, and it was again exhibited in the art department building, receiving wonderful reviews from the professors.
Here are some shots from multiple views.