Sam Haack | “The Making of Apollonia”

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For this piece, I created an assemblage sculpture of an original character named Apollonia. I was inspired by assemblage artist Betye Saar, whose pieces are made from recycled and found materials. For Apollonia’s body, I used a bouncy ball and two makeup sponges. Acrylic paint gives the body color, and the large eyeball serves as the focal point. The smaller eyes are craft pearls, and false eyelashes complete the surreal image. The inspiration for this piece comes from the fear of being watched, especially today when so much of daily life is recorded on camera and shared on the internet. Video Link: