Thursday, November 11, 2010

Cast No. 01!

One more snippet:

annnnnd here is the plenary plaster person from the previous post.

And a couple details:

And that's it for this particular venture.  It may receive a patina in the future, though I'm thinking it's unlikely that it'll be anything other than more white.  I also might post some of the shots of the clay iteration at some point.

More on the way, the person in process right now is looking promising, and there's plenty of sketchbook to share.


Thursday, November 4, 2010


So here I have a little preview of my fist foray into casting:

These are all I'm going to share for now, unfortunately the rest of the pictures didn't come out so hot, so I'm going to have to re-shoot.  Either way the process was interesting.  Put in shim lines (like fault lines) so the mold can come apart, then coat the clay in plaster, break apart the mold, destroy the clay, put the mold back together, fill it with plaster, then chip off the mold.  I wish I had photographed the process a little, it's really beautiful to watch all the plaster chip away.  When you build the mold up off of your sculpture it sort of becomes this hideous blob of plaster, burlap and metal bars (to help give it structure).  You then chip all of that away, and it just sort of falls off, slowly revealing your sculpture underneath.  Next time I'll take more pictures.

Oh, and while I'm at it, here's some more sketchbook to keep things even.

And to leave off, a comment on a hand I sculpted from Leonid Brener when I studied with him over the summer:

"Everybody knows she has five fingers, find something more interesting to say."