What is a conversation piece?
An object whose unusual quality makes it a topic of conversation.
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Acrylic sculpture is the name for a process and object. The artist makes a sculpture from clay, plaster or epoxy, uses it to make a flexible mold, pours melted acrylic into the mold, and when cured, hand finishes the acrylic piece with sanding and polishing.`
EAT( Experiments in Art and Technology) was a movement formed to develop and build collaborations between engineers and artists. It worked by contacting artists and engineers on a person-to-person basis. It was originally launched by artists Robert Whitman and Robert Rauschenberg and engineers Fred Waldhauer and Billy Kluver in 1967. The movement carried out activities and projects that expanded artist's role in the contemporary society.
Found object is the term used for a man-made or natural object, or object fragment which an artist either finds or buys, keeping it for inspiration or as a work of art. The artist may also modify it, or use it for collage or assemblage.