This was the first piece for my second sculpture class. The only instructions for this one were that we had to use clay and plaster to make something. I got stuck and spent far too long working on an object that ended up looking like a coral reef paper weight or a piece of popcorn.
I was thinking about skipping this one all together but I think there are some redeeming things about it so I decided to throw it in here despite some reservations.
I like the complexity of shape as well as the range of light and shadow that I got from simply poking a ball of clay. There was also something about the repetition of the act itself that I liked. This idea of repetition is something that shows up in quite a few of my other pieces as well.