Paper or plastic?

Alright so here I am, back in school. A lot of my friends said I shouldn’t. They said it would be boring. They said it would stifle my creativity. They where right. I should have listened to you guys. However, I still feel that having my degree is better then not having it.
So here’s one of my assignments from Art Practices (whatever that is). The object of the lesson was to use nontraditional materials to create a work of art. I decided to make a teddy bear out of plastic bags.
I used a regular sewing machine and a pattern to create this piece. I originally thought the plastic would be difficult to sew but it was surprisingly easy to work with. I didn’t make my own pattern firstly because I didn’t want to work that hard and secondly because who cares, it’s Art Practices (whatever that is). Really I waned it to look like a real teddy bear and not a poorly made teddy-bearish blob. What I like about this piece is that everybody seems to have their own idea of what it symbolizes. I am always hesitant to tack a meaning onto any of my work because I want the viewer to come to their own understanding (my viewers are always the smartest most awesome people in the whole world!). Um… Well anyway I can’t think of anything else to write… You guys are the best, thanks for stopping by!






3 thoughts on “Paper or plastic?

  1. Athena Mantle February 10, 2014 / 6:57 pm

    I love it! Did you stuff it with the bags too?

    • audreymontoya February 11, 2014 / 2:42 am

      Thank you! Yes I did, I felt like it needed to be stuffed with bags 🙂

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