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AUP1. No inappropriate content.
2. Explain how you came up with the design for your mask/skull.- When we first got this project, I looked up sugar skulls on google images to see what they usually looked like. From this I got the idea for my design. I tried to make it similar to the traditional looking ones, but also how I wanted it.
3. Explain the process from beginning to the end, the process that you went from having no mask to having a finished and painted mask.- First I designed my skull. Then I helped someone else plaster their face. When doing this I realized that the plaster made my skin break out. Because of that, I did not plaster my own face, but used someone else’s. After I had my skull, I waited a day for it to dry and then painted it with my design.Below are pictures of my mask, the design, as well as some other work from this quarter.
To me, a sugar skull is a creation to adorn and celebrate the life of someone who is deceased. Sugar skulls are from the Mexican celebration on the Day Dead, which is a national holiday. It’s main focus is to get family and friends together and remember the loved ones who have died. Sugar skulls are brought to graves of children as well as toys. They are gifts for both the living and the dead, made usually from granulated white sugar, icing and other decorative accessories. They are edible but are normally used as decoration.
The decorations of a sugar skull are to represent how you feel or felt about the loved one or just to make something so ugly as death be beautiful. I thought about the death of my father as I decorated my skull. I decided that I only wanted to remember the good things about my dad, which I incorporated into the mask by using bright colors and and images such as hearts, peace signs, flowers and smiley faces. My father was a really peaceful man although very cautious and would keep himself and his loved ones safe at any cost.The process of making this particular sugar skull wasn’t too time consuming but it was a very tedious process. First I had to find a person who would let me use their face as a base. Then I had to tediously apply plaster over their face, trying to capture the full figure of their face so that when the plaster dried it would actually look like a skull.
A sugar skull is a mask that represents culture. It`s spanish name is calavera.
I came up with the design for my mask from the spanish culture.
To make my sugar skull I used plaster to cover a face. After some time the mask dried then it was removed from the person`s face.
To start our project me and my partner had to decide what we wanted our design to be. At first we were thinking about making a light saber. We would have used a cylinder lighting tube and a very large battery to light it up. In the end we decided that we should light up a book bag. We gathered our materials and slowly set up what our bag would look like. We then decided what type of circuit we should use. Parallel was the best option since the bag was using 5 lights. A parallel circuit was made and then turned into a one circuit by combining the lights together.
The building of the circuit was very difficult. Making the wires connect was very challenging. Stripping the wires and connecting seemed very hard especially with only 3 tools. I liked the project though. Dealing with circuits was fun. Looking back on the project I wish that I had worked by myself and had more days to do the circuit. I could have made my project more elaborate .
My project is a modified water bottle that lights at the hand strap. The battery rests covered between your hand space and the lights/strap. The lighting mechanism is the cap. When the cap is in an open position it turns on. I choose to do this because a lot of other people stole my ideas before I could plan them. My bottle was nearby and I got a quick bit of inspiration.
Artists statement: This project is a simple but complex project. It looks like a simple and pretty peace sign but there is a lot of complexity to it. I wanted to shed some peace and light