Sculpture with Latex

Thursday 23rd March 2017

I also created a small Sculpture Maquette using an old light switch, some latex and clay – this is still work in progress.

Experimenting with the images using my iPhone, I created the images below.

Wednesday 22nd March 2017

Thinking about what to do with my latex pieces I created a new hanging sculpture maquetter and modified one of my previously created sculpture maquettes.

Tuesday 21st March 2017

Not to be one to shy away from the deep end, I firmly jumped in with both feet. In my excitement to work with Latex, I decided to Latex a previous piece of work that was perhaps quite large for my first attempt. However, in doing this I learned some very valuable lessons through experience rather than just reading about them.

Having previously read about applying latex to a surface, I had read that it was better to apply the Latex with a sponge rather than a brush, so this is what I did. Because the piece that I was applying latex to had a lot of crevices, applying with a sponge was not that successful as the latex puddled in the crevices. Because of the lack of time, I was only able to apply a thin layer of latex in some places.

As a result it was difficult to remove the latex from the sculpture and where the latex wasn’t thick enough it split.

I also began to apply latex to a tyre, however ran out of time and gave up on that for the time being.

So, my next step is to find something nice and simple with clean lines and no crevices to apply latex too. I’m also going to make sure I have plenty of time available to apply the latex so that I can get an adequate layer (approximately 3mm).

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