Although people create art for a vast number of reasons, most artworks belong to one of 3 broad categories: practical, cultural, or personal. Through these categories we can describe the function of art. The challenge for this project was to design a wastebasket to serve practical, cultural and personal functions.
This is a wastebasket for a student who has a cold. You actually put your tissues in it and the stick functions as the tool to push the tissues out when you're ready to dispose of them. When you are sick you don't want to be getting up to go to the trash can every minute. With this design you can just put your tissues in it and when it's full you can go dump them out. Our handle is really light so you can carry it with you. The cross symbolizes Christianity which all 3 of us are Christians. What speaks of our culture is the way in which the paint was applied. It is somewhat transparent and distorted which is metaphoric for what we experience today. Our culture is not so easy to see...kind of distorted.
(You can see the video below but unfortunately the sound is not loud enough)