Image credit: (L) Colin Suggett, Selfie, 2016. Mixed media sculpture. Image courtesy of the artist. Latrobe Regional Gallery Education Collection. (R) Selfie inspired sculptures by Morwell Park Primary Students.
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Egg Selfie Sculptures
Gippsland artist Colin Suggett creates artworks that often have a strong social critique of society’s disregard for the environment. Suggett’s works are relatable as they often replicate everyday objects and events. The works are very much based on reality, but have underlying tones of humour, wit and often a darker sense of scepticism. Selfie was Suggett’s contribution to a show titled The Work of the Egg, where 40 artist were given an ostrich egg as the basis for their artwork. When asked about the work, his response was that his artwork Selfie is self explanatory: we live in the age of the selfie.
YOU WILL NEED:
- An egg, hollowed out.
- Found objects, toys
- Markers, pencils
- Find a variety of objects and toys that you can use in your sculpture.
- Hollow out an egg by carefully piercing both ends and gently blowing out the insides. Wash in warm water.
- Arrange the objects and egg into interesting patterns to create a story for your artwork.
- When you are happy with your arrangement, take a photo to reference, and then colour or decorate and glue together your sculpture
- Display your final artwork on a table, photograph your work and upload to facebook and instagram using the tag @latroberegionalgallery and #LRGArtCart
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