2012 66” x 240 x 83 bronze edition of 5
Taking photos of Kim in order to create a proposal image.
The American Beauty proposal image finished with a little help from Photoshop.
Establishing magic marker seam lines for plaster bandage body cast.
Help from Christie Hackler, Christie Owen, Sue Sullivan, & Jackie Jones (not shown; she's taking the picture) model Kim far right.
Seam lines are built into the cast by following the magic marker guides.
adding wooden support sticks to help the body cast maintain the correct shape.
Jackie Jones & Christie Hackler strengthening the attachment points of the stiffeners.
We've got enough layers on now, we just need to let the plaster gain strength for a few minutes before disassembly.
Done for the day. Time to clean up.
We begin reassembling the cast immediately, otherwise the sections will warp out of shape and not go together easily.
We make sure the interior mold sections align as closely as possible.
The bottom half is finished.
This template will establish the point the figure meets the ground.
Demolding and cleaning up the foam positive that was poured into the plaster bandage mold.
Continued demolding and cleaning up the foam positive.
This artificial ground plane will determine where to trim the excess from the positive.
This life-size positive will be scanned and digitally enlarged in 2 lb. density styrofoam.