For this project we were asked to create a variety of pieces surrounding the theme of animals and reuse. For the first part, we made an interactive animal out of recyclable materials. We studied form by creating something entirely new out of found materials while still maintaining the integrity of the original plastic. I chose to create a hermit crab (my spirit animal) that can change shells, and had a lot of fun making him come to life. In the second part of the project, we created a simplified graphic translation of the animal, and then used that to create a piece promoting recycling.

body: a Robitussin bottle, an old marker, brads, and zip-ties
pinchers: milk carton handles, brads
shells: bowls, wire, brads, salsa containers water bottles