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)

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Hands and Armatures!

This past week Anthony and I completed making the last molds for the Mother Theresa Sculpture, which were the hand and forearm sections. To make the molds we used a different type of silicone, hence the silver appearance in the pictures below. He also taught me how to make a clay shim wall, rather than a metal one like we previously had made with the other molds.

These are the hands before the silicone was applied. The darker clay is the original clay from the sculpture and the lighter clay is the clay shim wall we created in order to make two pieces for the mold.

The pictures below are the hands when we started applying the silicone to them. You apply the silicone in layers, waiting for each one to set before applying the next. 


This upcoming week we should be finishing up the molds for the hands and then painting wax in them in order for them to be ready for the foundry.

Anthony also started teaching me about armatures and basic points of anatomy. Here is a picture of a basic armature that would be for an 11" figure, which is the base on which clay is applied in order to make a sculpture.

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