Foundations: 3D self portraits

Contour Wire Sculpture

The second project the 3D Foundations students at Fairmont State had to tackle was translating contour line drawings into a three dimensional form.  The format is loosely based off of the wire sculpture of Michael Murphy, a contemporary artist based in Georgia.  Thanks to Dylan Collins and Jason Lee at WVU for this project, great way for beginning students to investigate contour line principles.

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One thought on “Foundations: 3D self portraits

  1. hbrsculpture January 10, 2013 / 9:12 am

    Thank you for the examples, I work with HS sculpture students and introduce Alexander Calder to them, I’m now looking to into revisiting wire sculpture in Sculpture 2 class in Portraiture, this helped a lot. thanks

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