Last night was quite adventurous. Steve suggested that I begin my mold-making experience by experimenting with plaster molds instead of beginning with rubber. He’d done some research and found that rubber is quite expensive. If I can learn a lot about the mold-making process on plaster, which is included in the class, then I’ll be better off. He’s right. Here’re some photos of the process from last night:
- Putting shims cut from soda cans around the center line (this after adding a base, moving his left arm around to his back, and cleaning up some other little things).
- Three shots of the sculpture with all the shims (and some water-based clay plugs) in him: From the front, from the side, from the back.
- Then I mixed plaster and spattered (flinging) at the back of the sculpture, building up a thick wall of plaster along only his back. Again from the front, from the side, from the back.