students have probably noticed some odd additions to the population
around the building recently. OHS Art teacher Ms.
Pitcher has been planning on a project to allow her students to put 3
dimensional artwork around the school’s commons. Her plan revolved
around packing tape sculptures, an idea she emulated from an American
artist named Mark Jenkins.
Jenkins is most known for his sculptures and their unique placement.
His sculptures are set up in the streets and he photographs the
reactions of the first few witnesses of his art before he leaves.
and Ceramics students have been creating these sculptures since they
returned from spring break. Ms. Pitcher said, “Students have gone beyond
expectations. The project is turning out better than expected.”
Pitcher had one group of students place a sculpture in front of the
main office. When the students went to check on it, the staff had
already brought it inside the office. Afterwards the staff began to
dress up the sculpture and pose it in the office.
this, the students moved on to placing their sculptures around the
school as they finished creating them. Some sculptures are in view when
you first enter the building, where as other may be a bit harder to
sculptures have been finished now and can be found in the halls if you
look hard enough. Several of these sculptures are wearing clothing and
are posed to make them more realistic. Others have had changes to them
to make them a bit more surreal.
sculptures have all been created using the same method Mark Jenkins
uses. Making the sculptures was as simple as coating the model’s body in
packing tape and then cutting it off. Afterwards the student would add
more layers of tape to the sculpture to make them more durable. The task
takes may be simple, but it does take time to finish.