Ceramic Bust

Artist Statement:

The subject of this sculpture is a bust of Yayoi Kusama, a.k.a the polka dot artist. The material I used was clay and acrylic paint to surface it. The elements of art that I used were shape, form, and color. The principals of design that I used were pattern and proportion/ scale. Throughout the process of creating this sculpture I wasn't always sure what I was going to do or how I was going to do everything because I had never done anything like this before, but as I went along I learned how to create all of the facial features to create the bust. The meaning behind this sculpture is to embrace the differences in people and accept all that makes them original. This project relates to my life because I wanted to do it of an artist that I really like and that I am really inspired by. If I could go back and change anything, I would change the shape of the eyes to make them more realistic.