Barbara Kobylinska is an artist who was born in Warsaw, Poland. She creates beautiful, abstract birds that we will be using as our inspiration for this project. Kobylinska's birds are made of ceramic and metal. Some are as tall as 6 feet. They are painted with bright colors and patterns. Their forms are simplified with painted details like wings and some raised/ 3-D areas.
Based on the characteristics found in Barbara Kobylinska's work, you will be creating a paper mache animal using a wine bottle as the armature. You may use any animal, not just birds. Morph the animals natural shape to fit on and around the bottle's shape. Wire, shaped newspaper, and aluminum foil can be used to create details like the head shape, ears, feet, wings, etc.
Generating Ideas Explore as many ideas as you can think of that relate to a real or imaginary animal. Think about exaggerating a feature, creating an expression, and/or dynamic body poses. You will be able to add arms, legs, wings, horns, and any other details that will complete your design. Consider how these will work around the bottle shape.
Researching The aim of your research is to find inspiration that will inform the design of your work. It could be other artists’ work or images. Animals may be local, exotic, or imaginary. Take some time to look at many different examples. Remember to consider features that you can exaggerate and how that animal shape could be built around the shape of a wine bottle
Visual Development Create 3 different quick sketches of your animal. Choose different poses and ways you can adapt the body shape of the animal to the bottle. Turn in your sketches to Schoology
Write a 4 sentence paragraph about a your animal. Give it a name, location, and a few details about it's personality. Remember you are telling a story that gives meaning to your creature. Be creative! Turn your paragraph into Schoology.