Here are some photos of the first boot thats been finished by one of the artists that I've been delivering them to.Heather's turned out great and is currently on view at Moore College. You can see more of Heather's work on her website at http://www.hb-art.com/.
Friday, August 29, 2008
So after a crazy demold off the clay original, we set the mold up to cast into it. Since we used Poly 74-29 rubber for the mold, we needed to coat the surface of the mold with a resin called Poly Coat. This protects the surface of the mold from being scorched by the heat of the plastic we use. Since we've been so busy when casting I don't have any photos of that process...yet. Buuuuuttttttt since we're doing it 12 times I think I'll still have some time to catch it. (We're almost done #7...whew!)Anyway, in the meantime, here are some pictures of the finished boot:
Ok so I've been working my butt off to get the boots done and have hardly had time to take photos, let alone post them on here, but now I have some moments and want to get atleast somewhat up to speed.Here's where we left off...
Here's the mold after we added conduit to each piece. This helps in 2 ways: It acts as a reinforcement for each piece, adding rigidity and also doubles as a handle, which is greatly needed when demolding the piece.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
This goes out to the amazing friends ever, who have been working with me for the past two nights on casting the giant boot. Adam, Savannah, Hibbard, Patrick, Aubrie, Tim, Nora and Homer, you guys are amazing. I can't thank you enough.
Most process photos coming soon!