For my upcycling project, I have decided to create an artistic scene on a scuba tank at the bottom of the ocean representing an oceanpunk aestetic. I chose this aesthetic because I thought I would be able to use very minimal materials, many of which are from everyday items. I also decided to go with this aesthetic because oceanpunk can be represented in many ways so I was free to choose what I do.
Since the materials I chose for my project are minimal, I have already been able to collect most of it. Currently I have a pizza box, which I can use for the background and the scenery alike, which will be more than enough. I will have to paint it, which I have not decided how I will do this yet but the background shouldn’t be too hard since it’s all black and I have some spray paint laying around. As far as the scene around the scuba tank, I can also use the pizza box since it will be easy to cut into what I need it to be.
I also decided to incorporate plastic into my scene, although I am not sure how easy it will be to sculpt into what I want. I may scrap this idea later but it can bring sturdiness to the scene, I may use it to prop up something like a fish, painting it black as well in order to hide it from the rest of the scene. The plastic is definitely something I don’t want popping out.
The last main component I am missing is what I am going to use for the scuba tank. For this I will most likely use a metal can and sand it down, since it is made out of aluminum creating a great metallic look that I am looking for. I am also still trying to figure out the best paint to use for this project. Painting is not something I am entirely familiar with, but from what I have seen acrylic paint would more than likely give me the colors and texture I am looking for. To actually construct this project, it can all be done at home so I don’t have a big plan to put it all together. I will just see how it goes and adjust if need be.