I am suppose to do a carboard-cut out sculpture, as a piece to decide whether I go on a art conference or not. The theme is "reaching higher" I have thought of start hanging down...and a large filstrip with hand reaching higher and higher...eventually one would grab the stars....

not sure- what to you think about it? And any other ideas?

What about a rope with various art forms at different levels ( film, paint brush, pot, building, etc.) and hands reaching toward them. Maybe a star at the top off the fingertip of a hand.

I'm a bit confused as to what you are saying... Also I can only use carboard...and paint (of course glue and stuff like that) but nothing else

A cardboard rope... twisted
Card board paintbrush, pot, film, hands etc. glued at various angles onto the rope...suspend the rope from the star... at the top of the rope you can put the star. This would make the whole thing 3 dimensional and mobile.

I like your idea a lot.

You could also just make a hand and fore arm sculpture and have it reaching towards the sky. If you carefully glue/paint it right, it could turn out really good.

Here's a breakdown of how you can create a cardboard cut-out sculpture with a "reaching higher" theme:

1. Gather your materials: cardboard, paint, glue, scissors, and any other embellishments you may want to add.

2. Start by planning your design. Consider the size and shape of your sculpture, as well as any specific features you want to include. For example, if you decide on the twisted rope idea, sketch out the general shape of the rope and where you want to position the various objects and hands.

3. Cut out the shapes from cardboard. For the twisted rope, cut long strips of cardboard and twist them together to give it texture and dimension. Cut out hand shapes, objects like paintbrushes or pots, and any other elements you want to incorporate.

4. Paint the cardboard pieces. Use acrylic or tempera paint to add color and detail to the shapes. You can use a variety of colors or stick to a specific color scheme that matches your concept.

5. Once the paint is dry, you can assemble the sculpture. Use glue to attach the twisted rope to a sturdy base, like another piece of cardboard. Then, glue the hand shapes and objects at various angles along the rope. For added stability, you can reinforce the attachments with additional strips of cardboard.

6. Add any final touches or embellishments. This could include adding texture to the hands using paint or adding glitter or sequins to make the objects stand out.

7. If you want to create a mobile sculpture, you can attach a string or wire to the top of the rope and hang it from a hook or another support. Just ensure that the structure is balanced and securely attached.

Remember to let your creativity guide you throughout the process. Experiment with different ideas and techniques, and don't be afraid to make adjustments or additions along the way. Good luck with your sculpture!