Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Casting Animal Parts

Making latex moulds from mole paws. The dead mole was donated by the Norfolk 'mole-man' many years ago when I went to speak to him as he collected dead moles from his traps and was putting them in a bucket..

Currently on the family school holiday in Norfolk and alongside the chaos I am trying to make an artwork about anatomy for the Meta-Anatomica show in Bath in two weeks. Busy trying to cast pieces of animals, as I want to have partitioned drawers in the work which will contain these multiple casts. The urchins are going well but I'm having trouble getting whole octopus legs out of the moulds and the sharp mole claws are proving too thin for the plaster.

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