Sculpture Development

Below are some photographs to show the making of my sculpture. IMG_0646

I started with plastic bags and filled them with newspaper. Then, I wrapped them in brown paper and stuck them to a large piece of cardboard.

I made the torso out of a piece of cardboard. The head is made of a balloon as I am going to use PVA and pop the balloon when it dries to make a hood.IMG_0695 (1)

I PVA’d the sculpture to make it hard.


This is the final piece complete. I am pleased with how it has turned out and think it looks like a person is lying down. The ‘person’ has blended into the cardboard like I wanted it to but still looks like a person.

I hope people will understand that I am trying to highlight homelessness in the piece and understand that it is to show the person is blending like they are invisible. It will be interesting to see how people respond to this piece because it will be in an exhibition. I wonder if people would respond differently if the sculpture was out on the street?IMG_0718


Author: emiliasfineartblog

BA (Hons) Fine Art Student studying at Cardiff Metropolitan University

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