Create a three-dimensional reality, artifact or assemblage that on its own becomes a communicative visual, with an audience, a message and a problem to be solved in mind.
Dimensions: 18 x 24"
After brainstorming, I decided to construct the tornado from the iconic opening scenes of The Wizard of Oz. I wanted it to have a fluffy appearance and a tiny toy house placed on top.
First, I tried to use cotton candy as the twister.
It proved to be rather impractical so I looked for a new solution.
I ended up using a funnel as the base and glued batting to the outside for a textured, fluffy appearance. I added a pink backdrop to represent the movie's playful aesthetic and change from black and white to color. I also drew a door and two windows on the back side of the house so it wouldn't look like a bird house.