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Assemblage artists create three-dimensional forms by combining discarded objects and scrap materials in boxes, free-standing constructions or installations. Louise Nevelson used found objects, scraps of wood and architectural mouldings to create the sculpture Dawn’s Wedding Chapel II. Could researching similar artists and experimenting with found objects help you develop your response?

Investigating and recording the internal mechanisms and separate components of objects such as radios, televisions, washing machines, computers and clocks could offer you an interesting starting point.

Designers are often faced with the challenge of creating objects that can be taken apart easily and put back together for storage or packaging purposes, for example flat-pack furniture. Could exploring this kind of design problem help you develop your response to the theme?

Crockery and cutlery are usually arranged together set out on a table. Other objects come in pairs such as footwear, earrings and gloves. Could exploring objects that are commonly seen together or in sets provide you with an interesting starting point for your work? Crushing, stretching and exploding objects are sometimes employed by artists and designers to create works of art. In Tambourinefrappe, John Chamberlain crushed and twisted parts of vehicles together to create abstract sculpture. Could researching similar contextual sources and exploring unusual ways of working provide you with inspiration?

Rachel Whiteread

Anthony Micallef

Pablo Picasso

Fernand leger

Michael Healy

Phillipe Starck

Man Ray

Lisa Milroy

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Susan Hiller

Piet Zwart

Kriti Arora

Jean Tinguely

Bill Woodrow

Claes Oldenburg

Rebecca Horn

Alexander McQueen

Vivienne Westwood

Andreas Gursky

El Anatatsui

Louise Nevelson

John Chamberlain