Been really lacking in the personal documentation. Recapping the last week or so in the studio. It has definitely been busy.
Remarkable, because the weather has been so tame this last week. But we did get an afternoon of moody weather a couple weeks ago. And just when you get used to the noise of rain hitting the foundry's metal roof, hail happens. It sounded like it was raining marbles.
Definitely resorting in making waxes of my tea set hoping that I will achieve a greater amount of detail through standard investment. A quick shot of the wax plates.
All the while working on my ballistic gelatin suit. Completely made another goofy mold. I attempted to take a plaster bandage mold of my chest in order to make plaster molds I could vacu form to make the acrylic components to the suit. One, plaster bandages are far more difficult when you are fighting gravity. I do not ever recommend taking a chest mold standing up. It is just problematic. And second, a very awkward, awkward, awkward way to spend Valentine's Day.
Fast forward, I was able to get a decent clay version of my plaster gauze bandage. Here is the clay underneath a plaster flick mold. Making a mold, to make a positive, for another mold, in order to make another mold. It is mold-tastic.
Plaster positive, one of the two I made gets covered with more clay. Sculpting the fat version. To take another mold. I promise this will make more sense. Right now it is just a scrambled mess of random photographs. My apologies.
Same clay form covered with the first layer of SMOOTH-ON 40.
And the gelatin continues. I am sure that my colleagues are tired of seeing different plastic tubs and pitchers filled with gelatin in the studio refrigerator.
Thus far I have used 24 ounces of gelatin which translates into 6 quarts of the jiggly stuff.
Scored the biggest pot at the Goodwill. Believe it holds eight quarts. It has to. Here is the gelatin after the blooming stage. The consistency is if apple sauce solidified.
Cooking the gelatin.
Hoping for the best. Learning that the gelatin is better the second melt down. Prepping this gelatin for when I have my rubber mold ready.
And lastly I caught this Wednesday night. Paola Antonelli, MOMA's Senior Curator of Architecture and Design on Colbert Report. Antonelli talks about MOMA's latest exhibition, Applied Design, explains theoretical and applied design, as well as goes over some work in exhibit and eloquently sasses Stephen Colbert's satire.
Best line ever. Stephen Colbert asks where are we now? Antonelli's response, "we are post, post, postmodern, present, pre future, but a little bit of future today with history that comes with us."