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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Angel Progression

"How did it get so late so soon?
It's night before it's afternoon.
December is here before it's June.
My goodness how the time has flewn.
How did it get so late so soon?"
~Dr. Seuss

Finally... some updated pictures on the progress of
"Luminary", Angel of Light.  I have been a bit busy 
working on all the bits & pieces of the sculpture.

These are the hands which are made of wire screen 
and have been sewn with a needle and wire (and stuffed
with plastic shopping bags to stiffen).
Here she is with her wings on (copper feathers will be
attached to the wings soon). I have started to apply
plaster cast to her chest and a bit of thin-set mortar 
to check hardness factor.
The whole body has been created with chicken wire and
wire screen, like the hands, sewn with a needle and wire.

Some copper feathers in a mixture of white vinegar and salt. 
The "patina" happens quickly, however, we shall see if it
dries there. It may have been too wet a solution to get the
patina to stay permanently. Will leave for another week or so
to see results. This picture is after about a week in the solution.

I have the head started as well. The cast of my daughter's face
came out well in thin-set mortar. I am working on attaching
it to a wire head form, which at the moment is stuffed also
with plastic shopping bags to keep its shape. As it turns out,
the cement face is about 8-10 pounds, so I will need to brace
the head with a bar of some sort.  I will post pix of the head when
I get some.
In the mean time... Happy when working; a bit stressed when
I am not. There is a time factor here. @ArtPrize.org 's opening 
day is September 22 and I'm still waiting on a venue.
Faith is in the works. Peace