Sep 082012
 

First, an armature, my McQueen knockoffs:

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Which I covered in clay.

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At that point I pulled a mold, and poured a pair in wax.  Then I really got busy until:

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Then I pulled a second mold, made a pair of waxes and fixed up the details.  Shout out to Laird Hovland, talented artist and wax man extraordinaire, for technical advice!

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When they came back from the Madd Castings foundry I dropped them off with Mike Masse, who filled in holes and cut off chunks, and gave them back to me like this:

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At which point I cleaned up the details, worked on patina, polished and waxed.  Here’s a tease of the finished product, without its companion sculptures and installation pedestal, still working on all that:

04 mermaid shoes copy   05 mermaid shoes (detail) copy 2

Phew!  Now on to her tail and gloves…stay tuned!

 

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