Above is a nest base for my mother & two babies bird sculpture. This was an experiment that is nothing like I had planned, but it works! And I am inspired to experiment further, of course!
Front row: casts in green translucent resin, black pigmented cement, & basic cement. I have four casts now, three are RapidSet Mortar mix. The one at the far right has been painted. Middle photo is of same cement as the first photo, with different lighting.
On the stand is the oil based clay original, reworked a bit for re-use. I do want to make a better mold of this before squash it away!
I still don’t know what the final product will be for this piece. I don’t expect to try printing from it again, and certainly not without reworking it with engraving tools. So how to finish and present this?
The finish details often take forever! The light fixture still needs a hanger on the back, but is now mounted to an OK backing for a removable plugin fixture, that can be converted in future to be a standard wall mount fixture if desired.
The first “birds in nest” was a bit of a disaster, and I have only 2 casts from it. I am restoring and refining the clay original in the hope of making a better mold with good detail. However I do realize I need to be more meticulous with the clay finish this time if I want to like the results. It is just to rough and uneven …
The angel cast is transparent, with just a drop of yellow pigment in the clear resin. I painted the back, and rubbed on a dusting of metallic gold on the front. The star is slightly yellowed clear resin with embedded LEDs and a wire stem.
About entering a receptive emotional space…