The left leg Preplaster
The first day of plaster
Building the ears and adding baling wire before the plaster.
the pig face
view of facing the nose
covering the bridge of the nose and forehead
Back of the head
Right side view
I attached the lath tothe rescuer’s hands and the pig’s body.
The man’s hands and the pigs belly.
Hands and hoofs
Feet and legs
One of the most coveted words an artist can hear or receive in an email is “invited”
I am so pleased and grateful to have a piece selected. 🙏
What a relief, I was able to get the piece in my car and to the sheet metal fabricators. .
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.
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.
I will find out interesting he morning. 🤞
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.
from the front
The back side