Friday, December 2, 2011

Jean Dubuffet MEGA Animal sculpture

All right... So this is how it all got started...The other art teacher that works in my building was working with foam, and she was going to buy some more to do some project.... I told her that you can most likely get it cheeper at like Home Depot. Because they sell it 4'x8' sheets..... So a few week later we were looking at Jean Dubffet Sculpture, and we where thinking that they could be made out of foam... So we got 5 sheets of it.  We were going to make some people, but then we ran into the problem of how to get them to stand????? So we where looking at Jean art work again... and one of his sculputures look like a giraffe.  So we got to work.. making a giraffe.. and then came the elephant.  

The Giraffe.. stands about 12 feet tall, and the elephant is 8 feet long and about 9 feet tall
I think...


I will take more pictures when they are standing in the lobby of are school.... but here is what we have done so for...

13 comments:

Nancie Kay said...

Can't wait to see finished results!

Fine Lines said...

We are gearing up for a much smaller Dubuffet project this coming week. I am looking forward to see your finished animals!!

Phyl said...

They look pretty fabulous so far! What are you using to color the foam? (what kind of paint?) Very cool idea......

Pat said...

I have always wanted to do a Dubuffet project and you have inspired me to get off my hiney and do it! Thanks!

Mr. R said...

We are using arclyic paints, brand not sure will have to look on monday

Mr. R said...

Oh I am so glad we can have you get inspired...pat....
Oh and fine lines let me know what you come up with... Ok


Over and out

Ms. C said...

I absolutely love these! One question... did the students create the black lines/shapes or did you and then they added the color?

Mr. R said...

we drew the black lines and the shapes. students just got to paint them in.. but you could do it anyway...

Cheryl Hancock said...

Awesome work!!

Unknown said...

hi from Australia looking at doing this for a team building project with the school captains to represent their houses \factions.

Art Project Girl said...

how are you adhering them together? Do you think reinforcing with hot glue would work???

THIS IS SO COOL!

Mr. R said...

No they fix together like puzzle pieces there is really no need for glue. But you. Could always add some to make it more strong.

Mrs. Joe said...

I love this!! I just may have to borrow the idea. :-)

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