The creation of a monumental sculpture – Week 5

art installtion

Day 21

The skeleton is helping me to understand the human body structure.

You can see that I have decided to make the wings in plaster. This is the first application of the plaster and from here on it is a very messy task!!

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bronze statue

Day 22

The whole day was spent making bowl after bowl of plaster and painstakingly putting it on- I got very tired and my arms ached!!

Day 23

Here is the left-hand wing almost covered with the first layer of plaster.

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human form art

It’s been a cold and tiring day, but I do enjoy working with plaster.

Day 24

I used a mallet and chisel to cut away at the plaster and scrim which was covering the metal frame.

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installation art

You can see where I have marked out another hole that I want to cut into the plaster just above and to the right. I want to break up the solid shape now.

Now that I have a rough shape for the left-hand wing, I start to look at the other one and prepare that for plaster.

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metal sculpture

Day 25

Here is the right wing looking very messy indeed! It is very repetitive and time consuming putting the plaster on but I still enjoy the progress, slow as it is. It gives me time to think.

The end of day 25. It has been a long and physically tiring week!

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