Monday, November 11, 2013

Full-size armature

The armature for the statue is made from mild steel welded into a rigid structure. It is
organised so that the metal runs inside the form and supports the clay.

The frame on the left is a pointing machine.  This is usually used for transferring 1:1 from plaster to stone.  I use it to find my extremities.

The steel frame is then packed with polystyrene to reduce the weight and tightly wrapped with chicken-wire which gives the clay something to hold on to.

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