Back in the sculpture workshop today and I decide to try and resurrect the “dog bowls”. I have no idea what I am going to do with it but it seems a shame to leave it untouched. While cutting the rubber away I realise that it leaves a great texture on the surface and this seems important. Something I could use. I also cast another two plaster heads. One with the iron powder and on without. The original idea was that they would blend with the wall, and they can only do that if they are white. I haven’t tried that yet, so it is important that I do it now. Joanne is interested in observing the process, and as she is working on her bronze casting anyway, she gives me a hand. The white plaster seems dirty when we take it out, but I’ll let it dry out and see how it looks. I’m considering how best to display these in our forthcoming exhibition and I’m contemplating hanging them from a curved metal stand. I have an idea how they might look, so I need to discuss the metal structure with Mark to see how feasible this is. Also whether they will hang with the loop I have inserted in the plaster.
10th February 2020
Starting to unrobe the “Dogbowls” from the rubber cast.
Texture created by cutting
Freed from the rubber
Exterior of silicon rubber head mould
Freshly moulded plaster head without iron powder.
freshly moulded plaster head with iron powder.