Assignment: Keep your own garbage for 5 days. Then, make a sculpture that gives expression to your selection of garbage. Let the sculpture be about you.
I already knew what I wanted to make, so from my enormous pile of plastic and paper, I only need a piece of carton and some wire. I am not thinking about my garbage, no philosophical thoughts at all. I am just going to make a corset out of waste material. Just for fun!
I explain to the teacher that this is an object and a shape that have fascinated me for ever. She suggests that to show this fascination, I should make more versions of the same. Which I do in a heart beat. Doesn't my coffee cup look like a corset too?