Water-bottle Sculpture

Water-bottle Sculpture

Chihuly Look-alike – Artist Statement

Chihuly Look-a-Like

The objective of this project was to use water bottles, acrylic paint, scissors, and chicken wire to build an abstract sculpture. Using everyday tools, we were able to create an amazing looking sculpture. All the individual plastic strings on this sculpture that you see were created by our group taking water bottles, cutting off the bottoms, painting the insides, and then cutting them. Having a piece of artwork that is nothing but our own work and hand movement, this creates a special bond between the artist and the artwork. The attention to detail, precision, and knowing how your sculpture needs to be displayed, is what truly makes this sculpture hold together. In the beginning you had to brainstorm how you were going to execute this project, come up with a game plan, and then get to work. After a couple weeks of working and repeating the cycle of painting, cutting, and attaching, we finally had some sort of sculpture. The satisfaction of seeing what our hard work actually became was crazy. A true artist understands the patience a project takes, and this tower is a great example of how patient I was to make it.


Ella Mason 

Sam Wegner 

Cole Seeba 

Madison Weinrich 

Kim Nguyen 


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