This 3D art piece is a chemical garden. It is made from clay, sodium silicate, sodium acetate, and many, many other chemicals to form crystals. These mostly came from little kids' science kits that are found in cheap stores, so these are pretty simple, minus the week long wait for them to fully form. This chemical garden was inspired by many videos demonstrating a macro-view of the chemical reaction taking place, as well as the end product of the reaction.
Mostly made of twigs, logs, stones, and leaves found in my backyard. This piece of art is one of the very few that expresses my actual emotions (because of my lack of them). This earthen work was originally going to express even more emotion after being set on fire, but that would've expressed a bit too much in more than just a few square feet covered in charcoal.
So far, most of this cup sculpture was made purely out of improvisation, a Tuesday morning with unexpectedly-strong coffee, and inspiration from sculptures I've seen in person (said sculptures being located somewhere in Raleigh.) I didn't like how it turned out at first, but after coming back a day later to look at it, it didn't seem as bad as I saw it from the day before. Maybe it's because that day was the day I went through major perfectionism and frustration creating this piece, but I came back the next day feeling much calmer. It's not exactly the best, but it's decent enough, and I think I'll go with something more calmer and smoother next time.
This is an abstract piece depicting many different interpretations of space. One example of said interpretations could be the blast of colors at the bottom left, which could mean the big bang to one person, or a supernova to another. Another example is of the giant Jupiter-like planet on the top left, surrounded by a night sky that is bordering what some people could interpret as nebulae. It's really up to the viewer what each part represents in space. While creating this piece, we really weren't going for something space-themed. Instead, the color scheme we chose was with the intention of creating an abstract piece inspired by 80s pop art. But after multiple happy accidents and improvisation, it came to look more like space than 80s. That's what we went with in the end, and it's a mess of acrylic paint. A mess of acrylic paint that was worth it.