Beatrice Coron

Beatrice Coron is a paper Sculpturer (cutter), but more importantly she is a story teller. Beatrice Coron creates paper cutouts of stories, weather they are her stories or others that she has been told. Her inspiration is the world, friends, family, history, future, and present day problems or events. I find Beatrice Coron to be very interesting not only in her accent but how she manages to be so free with her artwort. In other words, how it is almost a natural gift that she has, and just how precise and beautiful her creations are.

Watching the TED talk of her makes me think that she wanted to show an audience what she creates the artwork, how she does it, what topics she focouses on, and why she does what she does. Thinking back if the TED talk I think that Beatrice Coron was very successful at capturing the audiences attention, and how they were mesmerized by her precise artwork and why she decides to cover a certain situation or event instead of others. Finally Beatrice Coron was able to physically and emotionally capture the attention of the audience by walking out on stage with one of her art pieces around her, then presenting many, many more up on a screen and describing the thought process of them or most of them.


Final Paper Sculpture Reflection Poverty

Instrumentalism Definition: Instrumentlism is an instrument or tool for some practical purpose, rather than in more absolute or ideal terms.

My final paper sculpture is a shadowbox made of paper, of course, and a few pieces of foam core on the edges. I decided not add any color to my shadow box because I wanted to keep it natural and personally I did’t think that the shadowbox needed it. In my artwork I used the elements of shape, movement, and a little bit of space to further contrast the meaning of Poverty around the world. I used shape in the shadowbox on all three of the layers creating the trees and grass, the people and pickax, and also the big bold letters that spelled out poverty in the front. As I have said briefly before, my shadowbox is representing the important cause of poverty. And I personally wanted to show in my artwork people helping one another to overcome the hardest moments in poverty. Finally I do think that my shadowbox does represent the problem of poverty very well, and the viewer is able to identify what the cause is.

Emma Fentz


Literary Shadowbox

My Literary Shadowbox is representing the important cause of poverty. It is completely made up of card stock and foam core. In my Shadowbox my last layer, the one that’s the darkest, is just words that spell out poverty. My second layer has three people struggling to get out of the “hole” that is poverty and attempt a chance at a better life and job. And my back and lightest layer is a simple tree line. In my project as a whole I used the principles of shape and form especially to contrast each layer from the other. Since my Shadowbox is made of paper materials and on the topic of poverty I think that together I represents the poor press that people in poverty face everyday. During my time in this assignment I have realized that cutting small shapes and delicate figures is something that I could consider as a strength and creating the outside cover all by myself was defiantly something that I would think of as a trouble or a weakness for myself. Finally looking back if I could change two things I would change how I cut out the letters in front and also the whole outside cover because in my eyes it looks a little sloppy and I could have done a little better if I would have asked for more help, But overall I am happy with my final results.

-Emma Fentz

Paper Home


For my model house I used the elements of shape, space and balance. These elements were used in my model by the complete shape or diaphragm of the house, space is used for the whole perimeter and area of and around the house, and balance is used because of the number of windows and doors that appear on the houses front and back.(also the side if your counting the garage door.)

The subject matter of this project is paper, as I’ve said many times before. This project represent of course my home and where I have grown up and have been living in my whole life. Some of my strengths for this project was being able to remember what my house looks like exactly, and a weakness would be cutting out the windows, door and getting all the little details the right size. And if I could redue this assignment I would make sure that it was neater and more carefully completed.