What does it look like to you?
It’s as time consuming as it looks, tedious but strangely satisfying. The time I spend on details now sets me up to enjoy painting it down the line. ??
This shows me working on the core form of the caterpillar. That’s a tiny crockpot off to the side keeping my clay warm
The white clay is a hard epoxy, the brown clay is a wax based clay that never hardens and doesn’t stick to things easily. This allows me to mold and cast the parts separately.
I started with a 2D design by Jeremy Villines. I converted it into a 3d pattern in cardboard. We used the template to make a plexiglass mold and slush cast the tinted resin in layers. The plexiglass molds for the full crystals were built from 82 pieces! The exhibit is up all year at the Center for Puppetry Arts.