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Wished Perfection

   by Jaden Brown for Build A Dream (2014)

In the creation of my Mystery Build, I used the actual box to create the background, by cutting part of the bottom sides and folding them inward to create the illusion of actually being in the forest. I used the In the creation of my Mystery Build I used the actual box to create the background, by cutting part of the bottom sides and folding them inward to create the illusion of actually being in the forest. I used the plasticine clay to cover my wooden mannequin and transform it into a girl; to create the "mounds" on the pretty side on my forest, and also to add clothing (dress) to the girl. I used the packaging peanuts for her hair by applying liquid cement and gluing 2 of the peanuts together. I then layered these across her head. Using the cardboard and wire, I made the chair that my girl sits in. I also used the wooden panel and the white sheet of paper glued to the box for the bottom support. Plasticine clay was used to cover my wooden mannequin and transform it into a girl; to create the "mounds" on the pretty side on my forest, and also to add clothing (dress) to the girl. I used the packaging peanuts for her hair by applying liquid cement and gluing 2 of the peanuts together. I then layered these across her head. Using the cardboard and wire, I made the chair that my girl sits in. I also used the wooden panel and the white sheet of paper glued to the box for the bottom support.

To also help build my Mystery Build (not from box)
~Sculpting tool
~Masters Touch acrylic (milky white, ultramarine, crimson, grass green, titanium white, yellow med, burnt umber, permanent black)
~Gamblin 1980 oil colors/paint (ivory black)
~Multi-purpose cement (dries clear)
~Princeton art & brush Co. paint brushes ( round size 1,2,6: filbert size 12,4 : flat size 4: bright size 8 )

These tools are things that didn't come inside my box for which I had to provide myself. I used the sculpting tool to sculpt my wooden mans figure and part of her face. I used my acrylic paint to paint the forest, the grass, and my girl. I used the oil paint to paint the back of my project to cover the design on the box. I used my Multi-Purpose cement to glue down the sides of my box, the bottom of the wooden panel to the box, to glue my lady to her chair, and to glue on her hair. I used all of the paint brushes to paint my mystery build.

Some of the techniques I used were hardening the plastacine by putting it into the freezer over night. I also used my burnt umber paint in such a way it made the work look creepy/ distorted on one side of my girl; slightly to give the illusion of dirt all over her.
My inspiration came from the fact that as a little child some girls wish of being absolutely perfect; well in this case there was a price to pay. Part of her body had to be distorted or even a little creepy while the other part was near perfect. My Mystery Build's story shows the girl deciding she wanted to be perfect, so she headed to the woods knowing the cost she might pay to be this way, bringing a chair along with her. She'd heard of a place in the forest where her wish might work more than her just wishing anywhere else. So in knowing this she headed to the one part of the forest where half of it was absolutely beautiful while the other half was extremely frightening. When she got to her destination she set her chair down, right in between the two forests, and wished for her to be perfect. After a few moments she thought nothing had happened but when she looked down she noticed half of her red dress was absolutely gorgeous while the other half looks grimy and dirty. She then realized that her wish had worked as she was halfway beautiful/disoriented.

I really enjoyed this project, this was my very first sculpture and it was an amazing experience.

 


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