Firstly, the Oaxacan animal bowl assignment helped show me how the worlds of art and science can be connected. By researching and portraying an endangered animal, such as the atlantic salmon, I was able to make my own, personalized twist to the story of the species itself.
Secondly, my styrogami project was another memorable experience. Throughout this project, I was able to creatively meet the challenge set out, which was to make a styrofoam cup into a sculpture that was 3D and entirely unrecognizable from the original cup I began with. This experience let me think outside the box, which I believe is when the most interesting work is created. In my sculpture, I entirely changed the properties of the original styrofoam cup in order to make a 3D ball that used negative and positive space to achieve this impression.