Earlier this month we unveiled a fourteen foot high sculpture designed and created by students in the High School Sculpture class.
Entitled ‘Reverse Entropy’, the giant art piece is made from cardboard, Tyvek tape, liquid nails, polyurethane and exterior paint, measuring 14’ X 12’ X 9’. Eleven sculpture students at Garden Street Academy have been absorbed in the process of designing, fabricating, and sealing this planar mega-form.
The sculpture silently commands the space between classrooms with its seemingly precarious balance. Intentionally shackled to the ground to keep its estimated 2-300 pounds of cardboard in a controlled fall, ‘Reverse Entropy’ explores the aspects of ephemera sculpture by participating with the deteriorative processes of the elements while documenting the decay via time-lapse photography. From concept to completion, this project aimed at consciously sculpting with repurposed materials and supporting students in creative collaboration.
The sculpture is presently photographed once every minute resulting in a 30 second video every day. A final video will be compiled, taking one still from everyday for an entire year at which point the sculpture will be removed.