"Apparition in situ," 2012

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Mice, mice and more mice!

It is about time to inform you of my new creative endeavour! In this new year, I am thinking bigger and am working on a composition of about 30 glass mice that will be part of an installation. I have an idea of having my glass pieces interact with each other. Making these cast glass mice is a slow process as usual. I have about 6 sleeping positions that I have modelled and cast in wax, and I then apply the texture to make them all unique. Once this is done I make plaster silica moulds of them, steam out the wax, clean them, and then they are ready to be cast in glass. At the moment I have a bit more than half done and am expecting to have them all cast by the end of next week. I will then coldwork and polish them to make them look presentable. I am still working on the display of this part of the installation but I am thinking of placing them as if they had fallen asleep warming each other around a camp fire... There is much more work to do, but I will be keeping you informed.

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