Styrofoam Art

Second class and we are fully into making our first metal sculpture. Hot dangerous tools, big messes, and lots of strange materials. Tonight I learned how to cut styrofoam using a quick cut hot knife. Cool tool, my dad has some great accessories. Will take more sessions before I’m decent at cutting. But I’m really pleased to have the set. You can see it in the picture below.

Our task is to build a model of a small robot. All the beginning students generally struggled with the reality of cutting styrofoam versus the pictures in their minds. Huge difference, you have to get into the zen of styrofoam. Eventually I made a singing robot where the arms move to make noises and the feet are tucked into the ground. Lame description, but it’s a fairly decent piece of abstract art. And as long as I keep to the story, the teacher will allow it as a robot. If you have different ideas, let me know and I’ll rewrite the story. See the picture below.



Author: Heres to ART not Cockroaches

Welcome to my life. My life as a mom is changing as the kids grow up, leave home, and build their own lives. This gives me a chance to rebuild myself as an artist, develop a spiritual path, and most fun of all, start going out on dates with my husband. Come here the stories about the small things in life that can make one very happy. Dogs running on a beach, great breakfast dates, kids and their adventures, and my own adventures in this wacky life. I'll share some of my progress in learning art while juggling a full time job as an engineer. And best of all, it's a chance for me to practice writing stories while keeping in touch with my kids. I look forward to hearing from you. Comments, thoughts, and invitations to meet for coffee are all welcomed. Enjoy the stories.

One thought on “Styrofoam Art”

  1. To me, it looks like some kind of lily just waking up to the world. You are so lucky and I am so envious that you get to play like this! How much fun you are having. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.

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