Thought you might like to have a look at the sculpture that I finished at Art School last night.
You might remember that this involved casting myself in plaster using a large sheet of hessian and a lot of clingfilm (not pleasant), and that it originally liked like the Grim Reaper, which wasn't my intention at all. This is how it began...
However, with the addition of a proper armature, inner plaster core section, and following a lot of work refining the surface and some finishing touches, here it is.
Not the most scenic of surroundings - it is a casting workshop - but you get the idea.
The piece has flowers and butterflies bursting out from inside the inner folds of the garment.
The butterflies are on wires, so that they move.
I then had a battle on my hands to wrap the thing up and get it back to the studio - at 6 foot tall, and heavier than a small planet, it wasn't the easiest item I've ever had to transport. However, with the help of my tutor, the rest of the class, and some sheer brute force, I managed to wrestle it into submission!