Here is the next sculpture in the series I have been working on. Not much different from the last one, just larger and more interesting. After this peice I think I’m going to make one with a net or hay bail wire around it (you can fire that) so that it has a feeling of the flesh being contained. Also, Stage 1 is in the kiln right now, so pictures of the glaze will be posted soon!
After yet another firing failure with the last piece I posted about, I decided to make a mold of the same type of form in order to make multiples. I was thinking that this would help me overcome the failure rate, which as of late has been 100%. However, I soon realized that if I had a 3 peice press mold of the form, I could assemble it in any combination I want.
So, the idea now is to create a series of “growing” forms. Each form will have more rolls and bubbling fat than the last form.
Stage 1: (From various angles)
Texture Close ups:
One of the press molds:
Sorry for the excess of photos, but I thought for the sake of entertainment value, I’d share a picture of what my studio space looks like. I’m officially a crazy hoarder.
You can see on the lower left, under my desk, the ruins of Kevin Gen. 2 (in the back) and the Fat torso sculpture (front).
If anyone lasted through this whole post, thank you.