This week has been hands on for me, I have been making my upcycling project but I don’t know the meaning of it just yet. I built a cardboard frame and I am filling the sides with cut up cardboard tubes. In total I used about a quarter of my latest amazon order box, four paper towel tubes (~1ft) and a long cardboard tube I found (~3ft). I have used about 100+ staples.
A vast majority of the components I am using I found in my apartment I decided to experiment with staples and they turned out to be a great method of joining the rings.
I decided to go with black paint because it absorbs the most light hence it will make it more difficult to detect any defects in the construction.
This is what it currently looks like I don’t know what sort of background I will put between the ring weave and the frame but I want to hopefully fin some sort of recycled space magazine with a starts and constellations. I may have one somewhere in a pile of old stuff. I am very passionate about space and I think art is an opportunity to uncover current events and scientific endeavors. So if I do find a space magazine I know the meaning otherwise I would like to add a brightly colored background to it thus creating an expressionistic flow of feelings from the contrasting colors.