Friday, September 19, 2014

Full Size Split Pig

I've been working on up-sizing the split pig sculpture for a few weeks now. Modeled in clay this piece is about 100cm (40in) long and 50cm (20in) tall. Paul Stumkat, Artist and Paleontologist, gave a presentation of his work at the last SQ form night which included a thorough description of his modeling and casting of two full size Bullock sculptures using much the same process I have employed here. And while I had been planning this piece for a while before hand, seeing Paul's presentation gave me a lot more confidence going ahead with it.
At this stage the mould has been stripped, cleaned, sealed and coated with PVA release film. I'm off to the shops now for more gel coat and fibreglass mat. Should have this thing laid up and cast this weekend.

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