Discovering a new material - wire cloth

11/17  

At the temporary MFAH Glassell studio school foundry I discovered a new potential material to sculpt with. The temporary facility is the TXRX hacker space on Roberts in east Houston. Some of the TXRX guys cast in aluminum. They wrap their plaster molds in  wire cloth. When they break their pieces out of the molds they leave the wire laying every where. I usually clean it up so we do not trip on it when we cast in bronze. On 11/17 there were problems that caused us to have a lot of standing around time. Out of boredom I started playing with the used  wire cloth. I made a pigeon for my "peace pigeon project"  I liked it so much  I ended up piling it all in my car and taking it home to work with. 

 

 Discarded chicken wire  

Discarded chicken wire  

 Chicken wire pigeon left in my garage.  - basically it sculpt it's self. 

Chicken wire pigeon left in my garage.  - basically it sculpt it's self.