Year 9 Wire Sculptures- Expressing a Human Emotion

Year 9 students have embarked on creating a human form that expresses a human emotion- with only one catch; the sculpture cannot be of a human face.

Students were asked to at metaphors, body language or other symbolic imagery which might represent the form. Students planned around the class negotiated theme, and then planned how their chosen emotion might best be expressed through drawn examples and consideration of art elements and principles in their planning documentation.

The sculptures are currently a work in progress, but the Year 9 Sculpture class of term 1 have largely enjoyed having applied their theory to practice. Of course, using wire has some precautions that must be adhered to, so safety goggles and limited wire lengths were an absolute necessity!

Roslyn Aylward
Head of Visual Arts