Hurricane Harvey - sculpture day 28 “bringing home the bacon”

Today’s ingredients  

Hay, string and wire-cloth to be mixed with plaster. 

Hay, string and wire-cloth to be mixed with plaster. 

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The left leg Preplaster  

 

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Hoof vibrations  

Hurricane Harvey - sculpture day 26 “bringing home the bacon”

Building the ears and adding baling wire before the plaster.   

Looking nose to nose

Looking nose to nose

Hurricane Harvey - sculpture day 25 “bringing home the bacon”

 the pig face  

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view of facing the nose

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Side view  

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covering the bridge of the nose and forehead 

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Back of the head  

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The mouth

Hurricane Harvey - sculpture day 20 “bringing home the bacon”

What a relief, I was able to get the piece in my car and to the sheet metal fabricators. .  

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The sheet Metal fabricators did a beautiful job leveling the steel base.  

The sheet Metal fabricators did a beautiful job leveling the steel base.  

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With this cold weather it is nice to get out of the garage and working inside my studio.

I will take down all the drawings, I want them to be very pressed for the exhibit and I need a clean wall to use as a backdrop as I  work on the next stage of the sculpture . In order to press them I bought two pieces of sheet rock to press them under. I also stack my bronze hats on them for extra weight. 

 

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Hurricane Harvey - sculpture day 19 “bringing home the bacon”

I unclamped the armature from the dolly to load it into my car and........... Houston, we have a problem! The base has warped from the heat of weld on the feet. The base is a basic potato chip. Fixing this is beyond my welding capabilities. This is a job for Blumenthal Sheet Metal. I think if they can weld basically a 2” wide frame around the edge, that would level the edge. It would still bubble in the middle, but that will not matter. I just need an edge that rests on the floor.

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I will find out interesting he morning. 🤞 

Hurricane Harvey - sculpture day 18 “bringing home the bacon”

 I added the man’s thrown back chin, a suggestion of his head shape, and reinforced his wrist and hands. I also added the pig’s tail, reinforced his hoofs, and a added a suggestion of some very big ears.

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from the front 

From slight left  

From slight left  

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Left side 

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The back side  

The right side.  

The right side.