I learned techniques with using pieces of Styrofoam from a cup with itself to make a piece. I did not learn any new skill or talent because I did not have many ideas of how to use it or techniques for using Styrofoam.
Engage & Persist:
A challenge I ran into was thinking of what to do. I experimented with taking pieces off and putting them together through slots in the sides and ended up with a shape resembling a cartoony space blaster. The final result was an unexpected turn that came from previously stated experimentation.
I stepped back and reflected on my work after putting the pieces in place and noticing the resemblance to a blaster. Reflecting helped me by giving me a direction to go with my art. I discovered that I can adapt my art even if I don't quite know what I am doing.
Fun theory is making parts of life that are normally monotonous or things that are important and people should, but don't, do fun.
An idea I had to make waiting in the security line at an airport, or at the DMV could be to have a monitor with trivia questions and people waiting in line could use an app to answer them. This will give people other things to think about and focus on while waiting in line. You can learn new things, or show off your knowledge to strangers!
"Embrace the shake" is the life story and journey of Phil Hansen, an artist who suffered permanent nerve damage in his hand. He thought he would never be able to create art because he could not create straight lines. However, his condition led to him discovering new ways to create art and helped him think outside the box so he could continue doing what he loves. I found this story very inspiring. It gives me the impression that anything is possible and an obstacle may not be the end, but a new path.
Product/ Creation process