PROJECT: Create a sculpture that interprets your object by exaggerating one quality that makes it ‘wondrous’ (e.g. the strength of a spider web; the progressive shape change of a pinecone; the multiple uses of peanuts; the geometric structure of the crystal). The sculpture should emphasize this quality over the object’s appearance.  

READ TO LIFE! Read any three chapters by the artists mentioned below. 

Eco-sculptors are exploring the extraordinary potential of ‘medium’ to contribute to environmental themes. They are using found discarded objects like soap (Yun) and plastic bottles (Greenfort); reactive substances that change with environmental conditions (Haacke); mediums that congeal the shapes of growth and movement (Krajcberg); materials that decompose (Gelitin); materials discovered at outdoor sites (Goldsworthy); materials that signal environmental and social disruption (Reyes); materials to display their elaborate processing (Starling); materials as a symbol of climate change (Strachan); materials that grow during an exhibition (TC&A).

PROJECT: Interpret it.

Create a sculpture that interprets your object by exaggerating one quality that makes it ‘wondrous’ (e.g. the strength of a spider web; the progressive shape change of a pinecone; the multiple uses of peanuts; the geometric structure of the crystal). The sculpture should emphasize this quality over the object’s appearance.  

MEDIUM: The object itself or any discarded materials.