by Phoebe Randall and Lennie To for Re-Invent a Work of Art (2013)

Inspiration Piece: Sunflowers

Inspiration Artist: Van Gogh

We used the cardboard from the box to build the vase of the sunflowers, adding it onto a metal wire amature. Over the top of this structure, we papier mache the newsprint onto the "vase". The base for the vase was made of plastic pellets formed as a cup to hold the armature of the vase.
We sculpted the flowers out of oil based clay, and metal wire stems. Some of the round flowers were made from the newsprint packing materials. All flowers and backdrop were then painted in the style of Van Gogh.