Saturday, January 22, 2011
I need some advice - can you help?
All right, creative art teachers, I need you!! Here's the problem:
You may recall that my 6th graders are building "people in motion", using wire armature, newspaper, tape, and then plaster bandage. As you can see by the SCUBA diver, not all the people are standing on their feet. There's swimmers and divers, there's someone meditating who is levitating above a rug, there's a karate kick caught in mid air, and more.
But my big challenge is the three basketball players, all who are designed to be caught in mid-dunk. Which means of course you need a basketball hoop. So far we've started with a dowel rod stuck into a styrofoam base, and a backboard made from foam core. But what can we make the basket out of? It needs to look enough like a basketball hoop, but should support a hanging sculpture. And I'm not about to start crocheting. It needs to be easier than that. Any ideas? For a size perspective, the basketball player sculptures are between 12 to 15" tall.
Thanks in advance for your ideas!