|Giacometti: Miniature Figures in bronze|
We looked at Giacometti’s sculptures in some of my art books and in online galleries and noticed that some were created on a tiny scale and others in larger than life size, so that you can actually walk around them and through them in a gallery setting. We decided to keep ours small enough to be able to use them like puppets for interactive play and storytelling.
|Lady walking through a Giacometti exhibit|
To begin we started rolling a wooden skewer in a piece of tin foil, to give a little structure and support to the figure. We left a couple of inches of foil at one end without the stick in it so that it could later be folded to create a head. Cakie was able to do this by herself and my role was just to give help with the tape and instructions where needed.
And here they are lying side by side together.
We also noticed how very similar in style these sculptures and Giacometti’s are to this beautiful wooden sculpture in our home, from Zimbabwe in Africa! No doubt this type of art was a key influence to his own artistic development when he was alive.