But does it work? This beautiful sculpture by artist Jennifer Collier reminds me of a project I did with a group of fourth-graders. We constructed our own pinhole cameras that acted as camera obscuras. It helped students to understand the inner workings of both the camera and the human eye. Because too often time doesn’t allow for creating a wet darkroom, constructing your pinhole cameras, taking a photo, and developing your image. Doing the project in this way also allowed more time for students to consider the design aspects of a camera. The results of which were uniquely beautiful camera sculptures to be used as camera obscuras again and again.