|“Make a Wish” by Jessie Kilby (Dandelion)|
|“ Shoemongous” by Melanie Ortiz|
Your sense of reality may be challenged when you visit Old Science Hall, which houses the Department of Art and Art History. Positioned throughout the building – at the entryway, in the lobby, and in the hallways—are oversized re-creations of usually familiar objects.
Students in Professor Meredith Grimsley’s Three-Dimensional Design course are making replicas of everyday objects that are two to ten times their usual size. The “larger than life” theme gives students a chance to experience and evaluate common everyday objects in a fresh, new way. The assignment also causes them to be attentive to details and features that may be otherwise overlooked, and so sharpens their perceptions.