Stanley took E & I out for a late autumn hike in the hills. The Aspen at the top of the valley still had some gold, and where there should be a dusting of snow and cold North slope shadows it is hot and dry- 85 degrees in town yesterday, with no change in sight. Feeling the dread of global warming amplification while enjoying the weather weirdness.
The resin casting came out pretty well. I blended marble powder at nearly 1:1 with the resin, making these figures poly-marble. I have yet to clean them up; the heat from the resin kicking off in the mold found and bound every bit of clay that hadn’t been scrubbed from the silicon mold, and there is some chasing necessary as there are some areas that picked up air bubbles and etc- but nary a seam line anywhere. At some point I’ll switch up my media and do a set in cold-cast bronze. Now I wish I’d taken these little sketches just a bit further along and resolved some the proportional gaffes / refinement of features / extension of gesture. So I may remake them, to push them further toward Rodin’s use of torsion and collapsing v enervation.