5. Now that you have built the basic structure, you can add some decorative elements. You could glue on items, tie ribbon around the sculpture, or paint areas of it for emphasis.
6. Decide where to display your sculpture to the public and place it in its location.
- What challenges and successes did you have in creating this sculpture?
- In what ways does your sculpture share a message with the public?
- What impact do you think art can have on the community?
Once you have chosen the best place to install your sculpture to share it with your community, perhaps you can observe how people react to it. You can even take some pictures and share them with friends and family who aren’t in your neighborhood so your message travels farther.
After your piece has been displayed for a period of time, you may decide to take it down and return the parts to the recycling or garbage bin where you found them.
We would love to see what you make too, so please tag us on any social platform using the hashtag #deyoungsters.
- Joe Minter, Camel at the Water Hole, 1995. Welded found steel, 46 x 47 x 51 in. (116.8 x 119.4 x 129.5 cm). Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Museum purchase, American Art Trust Fund, and gift of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation from the William S. Arnett Collection, 2017.1.40. © 2020 Joe Minter / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
- Process photos by Jill McLennan
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