Head and torso, mid-section of gaffer: wax cut into sections, jointing, investment, metal fabrication and press molds.
To reiterate: Once the life casts are completed, a duplicate of the scene that I am trying to create has to be re-created in wax using the life molds. When the wax scene is completed, it has to be cut into manageable sections that will be made into investment molds. Some of these mold sections will have areas that join to other areas making it a complete fiurative sculpture. The areas that join together have precise areas that need to be captured in the mold. Press molds will have to be utilized to capture multiple all important facets of the molds surfaces.
Dean Allison is a studio artist working with portrait sculpture and the figure with glass. His studio is in Pittsburgh PA. Dean is working on a commissioned sculpture for our new space in the Newark Arts Common. Follow Dean as he works to create this new significant work of art.