I am working on a project for my Intermediate DSP class that falls under the theme of modularity. The sculptural piece that I am putting together has to speak entirely for itself; no words can be used. The viewer has to be able to interpret what the piece means based purely on the work itself.
I am using the epitaph “She gave the gift of happiness” as the central theme/meaning for my piece. I have acquired a gift box and I am working to fill it with things that make me happy.
Things that make me happy:
- chocolate (fancy chocolate from a shop in Madison)
- flowers (a small bouquet of artificial flowers from a craft store)
- miniature things (tiny scented markers with little monster faces on them)
- cute animals/pets (a representation of my dog, maybe his collar)
- guys (a ken doll)
- alcohol (a small bottle of flavored vodka)
- sex (a dildo)
- new shoes
- jewelry (a bag with a necklace in it)
- music (a mixed tape or CD)
- movies (a DVD)
- games (deck of cards)
- friends/friends (photographs)
- cell phone
- rain (cocktail umbrella)
- handwritten letters
- scented candles
I am hoping that people will get what I am going for. I think I may write on the box, or somehow affix, my name and a birth and death year. It might make it more clear that it is about giving something to someone after the original owner has past. That might be too confusing though. I guess I need for my box to look more like a gift, and not just a box of momentos.
I need all the individual pieces to come together and make a whole. And within the whole the meaning should then be clear.