nOne of the hardest areas to cut into sections is the gaffer. She is upright in a dynamic position which makes it difficult to counter its weight. In the summer months it makes it even harder to cut and mold because the wax has to be transfered to my fabrication studio for mold making. Every step of the way the outside temperatures create an environment where the wax can melt and shift positioning. It becomes a battle of time and working and transferring things quickly. Shown here, the arms are cut, fitted with joinery, set up for casting, cast and press molded.
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.