Friday, February 15, 2013

Wastebasket Challenge 2012-13

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 better understand the functions of art. The challenge for this project was to design a wastebasket to serve practical, cultural and personal functions.

Wastebasket Challenge 2012-13 from Gabriela Elizalde on Vimeo.

We decided on a old fashioned television set shape because this is how we grew up.  We chose the grey colors to represent how tired we are by all of the pressures we face.  The images on the front are the cartoons we each grew up on.    The antenna add an element of play because you can try to "shoot"your candy wrappers through them.  The hardest part was building the actual piece.  We are really happy with how it turned out!
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