Today in the studio we used paper sculpture as a medium to emulate the shapes of pasta. First, Ellie and Grace came to the studio table. Grace's plan was to make an "airplane noodle". She said: "It can fly up in the air and we can chew and swallow it."
Molly comes to visit while we are working. Grace says to her, "I want you to be surprised. Broccoli, potato and apricot." She begins layering the pieces of paper, attaching them using masking tape. She hands them to Molly, and says, "It's a potato pasta for you to eat. You should pretend eat." Molly pretend eats.
Ada begins by cutting lots of pieces of the yellow paper, and says, "I'm making a little noodle." She points to a real noodle. "That's how big my noodle is gonna be." When there are many, many finished noodles, a teacher asks if there needs to be a plate. Ada begins cutting a plate, saying "I'm making a BIG circle. I cutted a little off." She trims the paper by going around in a spiral.
Please see below some results of our paper experiments thus far... We will continue in the coming days by inviting some new people to try out the materials.