Making the Work
Making my sculptures requires a series of physical labors. Creating new plaster molds, mixing casting slip, glazes, enamel paint and flocking.
Force drying plaster molds
When humid, molds need to be forced dried and the cat's bed benefits from proximity of the space heater too.
Repairing broken pieces and fixing inevitable cracks are aided by using a lighted magnifying glass.
Multiple parts are assembled in preparation for addition to the main body of the sculpture.
Z. Reckoning, main body
Four different cast clay parts are attached to each other and comprise the "main body" of the sculpture.
The building process includes loads of loosely placing parts and extrapolating their successful placement.
A computer and digital projector are used to project, compose and manipulate surface imagery.
Du Mai, in progress
After lines of imagery is completed, the sillhoette is painted with enamel paint.