Currently, I am preparing for the ‘building’ stage of my project. I have accumulated most of the materials I will be using for the project and solidified on general form and shape of the sculpture. My initial thoughts and sketches of the form is displayed below:
The final sculpture will consist of an arm gripping some object, with a larger independent face structure; the whole piece will be of moderate size (with the head being the size of about a real head). The arm sculpture will most likely consist of an inner wire frame in the loose form, with an outer layer of either cardboard or tightly packed/glued fast food wrappers, which is affixed to a base of wood or plastic. Similarly, the fingers of the hand will be shorter pieces of wire affixed to the inner base with fast food wrappers fixed to the outer surface. The head will consist of a base structure of some sort of round plastic or cardboard cylinder (most likely a milk jug or something similar), which will then be wrapped/built upon with fast food wrappers. The method of construction will probably be some sort of paper mache – either with liquid glue or simply with tape on the insides.
One major concern before I begin constructing is that I’m not sure if I have enough material to fully build a sculpture of the size I am imagining. I have around 200 sheets of various fast food wrappers, and am thinking of gathering more come the weekend.