For the past few weeks, Anthony and I have been painting the waxes into the rubber mold that we had created of Mother Theresa. This is done by heating up the wax until its liquid state and then painting it in layers until it builds to about 1/4 inch thick. When this is done, the edges are scraped off and then the pieces are assembled by searing the edges together with a hot tool. Here are some pictures to better show the process!
This is a picture of the front middle section of the mold and painted wax. The pink is the rubber mold and the red is the painted wax in it. It's a very abstract image in this state and hard to picture what it will be.
This is a picture of the waxes when they were taken out of the mold. The one in the bottom right corner is actually the wax that was being painted in the previous picture.
These are the busts of Mother Theresa. This is how they were sent to the foundry this week. This coming week on Monday I will be going to the Foundry with Anthony to drop off more piece that we finished later this week, and hopefully getting to see some of the stuff that makes these pieces into bronze sculptures!