Monday, 7 May 2012

#229 In the studio: "Equus Found Fragments I & II" enlarge, con't . . .

The Equus Found Fragments I & II enlargement was modeled twice the size of the maquette, making each fragment 42" wide. The sculpture was modeled with yellow clay and pink clay was used to define the undulating outline of the fragment design.

The pink "clay-up" was necessary for this mold- making process; which is called a blanket mold.  Liquid rubber was brushed on the sculpture and clay-up.  After the rubber hardened (or cured) a rigid plaster shell was required to hold the rubber in its proper shape during wax pour and the foundry process.

At right:  Equus Found Fragments I & II maquette

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