Working with your partners, create an inflatable sculptural object no less than 8′ in height. The sculpture will consist of one or more recognizable images designed to represent or signify a specific, notable person. The pieces will be constructed of plastic sheeting or other inflatable materials, and will be inflated by electrically powered fans. All of the solutions to this exercise will be installed first outside, and then in the breezeway of Arts West Building, simultaneously, as a temporary “monument valley”.
- Travis Butler
- Michael Sadler
- James Minshall
- Will Rusch
- Quintin Roper
Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayakovsky
A Russian and Soviet poet and playwright, among the foremost representatives of early-20th century Russian Futurism.
Using dyed cloth and paint we created banners to flank the inflatable hammer. The hammer itself was about 12 feet tall and powered by a single box fan and constructed by ironing together plastic sheeting. It was on display outside of Arts West at Elon University for one day and inside the Arts West entrance hall for one week.
Videos shot while attempting to setup the inflatable for the first time.