Saturday, March 6, 2010
Sand and Clay
Here are a few quick snapshots of some of the castings I've done. I'm beginning to make a family tree of sorts. The single one all the way to the left of the shot is the original that I cast into foam. It's just a few holes drilled out with a spade bit. Then I've taken that positive and used it to make a mold in sand on the top row and clay on the bottom row (clay ones are still going). So each positive cast makes the negative mold for the next one. You can see the progression over time as they lose definition and spread out. Each new positive, though, shows the history of the one previous in form and the mold in texture and residue.
At the same time, this is still about the process of filling in of the negative space in order to understand the emptiness.