Production of sculpture from waste paper inspired by the Kikiga traditional dance
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The study explored the different possibilities of using waste paper to produce sculpture inspired by the KiKiga traditional dance. The study was conducted under three objectives that sought to: (1) Establish how waste paper has been used to the produce sculpture. (2) Find out why different waste paper techniques have really been explored for production of sculpture. (3) Produce sculptures from waste paper inspired by KiKiga Traditional Dance. The study employed the descriptive movements and paper technique designs to investigate the potential of waste paper in development of sculptures using different paper techniques inspired by the KiKiga dance movements. To fulfill objective (1) and (2), the researcher used interview, direct observation, Library and archival search methods. (3). Studio experimentation. The information from different practicing artists, lecturers at the Art and Design Department, sculpture students guided the researcher during studio experimentation. The study observed that a few visual that artists have experimented with waste paper as material to produce sculptures. Waste papers are available, and minimally used for the production of sculpture because artists don't realize the paper bulkiness, richness in colour, and its flexibility and availability of paper thrown away. This can be used to register designs and the accessories after making the armatures using wires, wire mesh, in some cases paper can be casted using clay. The study findings are presented in both text and photographic formats which were interpreted in consideration of techniques, material and content attribution. They affirm that waste paper is commendable material for production of sculpture in different paper techniques inspired by KiKiga tradition dance. The research study was limited to use waste paper with a few other selected materials working as armatures. This study recommends further research on other materials like polyethene bags, plastic and other waste materials which are outside the scope of the study.