2012 Matches

2012 Matches:
Elyse Leyenberger (Photography '12) : Andrei Jackamets (BFA Photography '83)

Ryan Berardi (Sculpture '14) : Anthony Visco (BFA Sculpture '70)
Kaylyn Gray (Multimedia '13) & Michael Knaub (Multimedia '13) : Michele Kishita (BFA Painting '97, MFA Painting '10)
Diane Meck (Dance '13) : Geoffrey Kershner (BFA Acting '00)
Kennedy Dickerson (Photography '14) & Michael G Malloy (Photography '12) : Nancy Eichenbaum (BFA Photography '87)
Megan Beck (Illustration '13) & Lydia Guadagnoli (Illustration '14) : Veronica Cianfrano (MFA Painting '11)

Thursday, July 12, 2012

More Mold Making!!!

This week me and Anthony prepared and and made molds of the smaller pieces of the Mother Theresa Sculpture. This consisted of several pieces of drapery, the sleeves, and the hands. I got several pictures this time to show and better explain the process!
This is a picture of the "sleeve" molds. The "white" is the plaster "mother mold", which supports the rubber (pink part). The rubber can be painted on with a brush or slabbed and rubbed into the clay. The rubber sets over night. When all is done, each layer can be pulled from the clay and you have a perfect impression of the clay you first started out with.
This is a picture of the molds in the rubber stage before the plaster mother mold was put on them. The bigger molds in the back are the bigger sections of the Sculpture. The reddish/brown that is on the pink sections is the wax that has been painted in them.

This is the rubber mold with the mother mold after the clay has been removed. These two sections put together make up one sleeve. Each piece will be painted with hot liquid wax. When the wax is about 1/4 inch thick, it will be removed from the mold and sent to the foundry for bronze casting.
This is a closeup of the bigger section with the hardened wax that was painted in it.

Anthony also gave me some drawing exercises to do over the course of the next week. I'll be sure to post these when I complete them! Wish me luck!

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