Zara Annettte Boyd

‘What Exactly is the Function of a Rubber Duck?’

Class of: 2023

Major: Fashion Design BFA

Medium: Acrylic and mixed media on panel

Faculty: Kimberly Tate

Prompt: REINCARNATE - sculptural assemblage. Recontextualize / reorganize ALL of the pieces of the original deconstructed object into a new, giftable 3D composition that gives the pieces new life and new value. You may add materials to the original quantity to make the new object.

‘Reconstruction’ of a calculator. I had this idea – to take something which is very linear and functionally ‘useful’ and transform it into something which is primarily abstract and expressive and essentially has no practical physical purpose except be to be visually provocative. Composition and illustration are both inspired by circuit boards and organic line.