All throughout term 3 in my 3D Studio I class, we were working on Giacometti sculptures. It was a lot of work, however, I was fascinated by the results at the end. It was composed of wire, foil, glue, paper Mâche, paint and wood. These were all used for a different part of the sculpture. The foil’s main importance was to give the sculpture a great sense of texture. Furthermore, the sculptures are all about displaying the correct mood through the expressions on the face. Furthermore, I think it was really important to emphasize on the facial expressions to display the mood that the sculpture is trying to embody.
My sculpture was of an older brother hugging her crying younger sister as a sense of comfort. Furthermore, the mood that I was trying to embody was crying, depression, sorrow, and comfort. So, my main goal was to provide on the girl’s face expressions that embody her as crying, while the boy has expressions that display his face as worried and stiffness. I think it was exciting to work on the sculptures; yet, it took all of term 3, which is about 2 months. I enjoyed every step from shaping the wires to represent the skeleton to filling the wires with foil to shaping the faces, which was the most difficult part, to gluing the paper Mâche to gluing it with a base color and then a highlight color to finally, attaching it to the base.
By Suzanna Hanafy