Recycle and Re-invention

In the second project, you will recycle or re-invent an object or a material. You will re-fabricate a form so that it has a new and improved life and perhaps a completely poetic or new “higher level” function. Krauss’s essay “The Mechanical Ballet” will give historical examples of early 20th century artist such as Calder, Tinguely and Rauschenberg who reused ready-made materials. Duchamp’s short essay “The Creative Act” will be discussed and used as a prompt to begin your work. You may use any material for the project. It should incorporate metal and skills we are covering in the course.

Spring 2017

Spring 2015

Spring 2013

Spring 2011