Nov. 7, 2005
Fifty life-sized human forms created from plastic wrap and clear tape temporarily adorned the Morningside College campus on the morning of Friday, Nov. 4.
(above, Amy Foltz and Eloy Garza with Garza's plastic human form)
Students in all three sections of the art course “Design” created the forms by wrapping themselves in plastic wrap and tape, then cutting off the form and re-taping it, creating a model of their unique figures. The models were placed at various locations on the Morningside campus. Students then photographed the images and audience reactions during this brief public exhibition.
The Sioux City Journal featured the exhibit in a front page story on Saturday, Nov. 6.
The project was under the direction of Terri Parish McGaffin, visiting assistant professor of art, and Amy Foltz, adjunct instructor of art at Morningside.
The public art project was based on the search for understanding of the use of
space in art, of presence and absence in art, the relationship between art and audience, the temporal quality of art, and the role of documentation.