Over the course of 7 weeks, I designed and fabricated a sculpture display that with the goal of reflecting my cumulative studies of Ancient Egypt’s history, culture and legacy. I was inspired by The Bust of Nefertiti.
The final outcome was completed with the aid of a few family members and friends, from cutting flower petals to transportation. Needless to say, I couldn't have finished this in a timely manner on my own.
Till this project, I've never done any carpentry before. I spent most of my time fixing the base and masking its mistakes that came from poor preparation. The twisted planks I bought kept on warping from paint and heat exposure (plaster curing).
Roughly 60-70 flowers were made. Each petal was cut out, glued and sewed on to a toothpick stem. That was after several experimentations of what paper to use. This was the most time consuming part of the project. The entire head part was made the afternoon before due date.
Due to time constraint, I wasn't able to create the strong shape language with placement of flowers that I had planned. Nevertheless, I am satisfied with this project and plan to fix that and refine this more in the near future. Thanks for visiting!