The last thing I need is to have the sculpture fall on me while I am working on applying the concrete. Those violin playing fingers would surely put a hole in my skull.
First I have started stuffing the legs of the armature with paper. The paper will keep the concrete from falling through the lath to the floor.
The lower part of the legs will be mostly solid for balance. The rest of the body will not be solid
Detail of the armature stuffed with newspaper.
I have, (actually my husband Curtis helped) me attach the sculpture to a piece of plywood and attached the plywood to an 800 lb dolly. I have a piece of plastic over the dolly to keep the concrete off the plywood. The dolly will allow me to gently move it if I need to while applying the concrete and will make it very difficult to tip over.
Detail of the open chest area that I am using to get the paper inside the piece.
End of the day- it is99% ready to for me to apply the Concrete.