Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Where did Monday Go?

Oh my, I totally missed out on Monday posting. I did have some great times this weekend, it was so great to see Jason and the little lady Molly cat.... I miss them both already, sigh... Anyway, I already mention and posted the light box try out..... but I didn't post about casting my whole body for my sculpture project now did I! I'm pretty excited about it. It looks really super nice. It took 4 people an hour to coat me in plaster (they were actually covering the sheet that was over me, I needed a hollow human form draped in fabric, so a sheet covered in plaster while I'm under it was the answer). Anyway, it took another hour for it to dry! It was tough, 2 hours in a really uncomfortable crawling position... but it was so worth it. It looks great... it's charged with motion. In fact so much so that while it was drying (after I was out) everyone thought it was shifting to the side, but really it was just that way. It's one of those great dynamics that most artists try to capture and I was able to... well me and a crew of 4. I was so worried it wasn't going to work out and it did! But I still need to add a head (suffocation reasons prevented me from casting my head while under a sheet... no way to breath, that is bad)... and I need to smooth it out and do all of that other ocd stuff that I do with my sculpture. I also need to make the quilt top...
I figured out the numbers for it at work the other day... I will give you the run down:
Large Squares 12 1/2" x 12 1/2" - 169
Rectangles 12 1/2" x 2 1/2" - 1095
Small Squares 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" - 1764

I started with the small squares and have close to 400.... only 2628 to go! And with all of that excitement I am off to bed. Good night everyone... I will try to get some pictures of the cast for tomorrow's post.


keri said...

Wow how interesting! It's amazing the lengths that you can go to for art and creating something amazing and dynamic. Good call on not casting your head ;)

Bronwen said...

can't wait to see it!