One of the most important things to know when you’re on RISD campus is to keep an eye out for something amazing and always have a camera. I was fortunate that I got to see Summer Session Transfer students with a recent project while in the Met.
Professor, Jonathan Bonner, of Foundation Studies class, Spatial Dynamics, asked students to change their identity by creating a new one. Students were allowed to use any materials and decide how they would interpret the challenge.
For example, beneath the bird-like paper mask, the student used wire mesh for structural integrity. Another student used wire armature, then wrapped plaster around to form horns that would then receive a coat of paint and real birch bark. We missed seeing the full costume, but another student wore a full kimono and white makeup to be dressed as a geisha. Her head piece is entirely made of paper!
Check out the gallery to see some of their innovative creations.