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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Making of … Garden Female Nude Bodyscape - Aug 2013

Making of … Garden Female Nude Bodyscape - Aug 2013

First step,
deciding on a design and creating sketches.
Front and Side view… trying to get size and proportions right.

Second step -
Picking a stone and setting up shop
The stone was too heavy to lift around . Tripod ready and ready to put the cushions on and the stone on top.

New compressor setup and old used as extra expansion vat

Old Jeans , filled with sandbags to support the stone and cushion the impact  of the pneumatic chisel.

Sawing slits with a diamond blade and using the chisel to break them off

Creating shape, depth and form, you can see the cut for the spine wher I try to create the recess for the spine

Cutting deeper to create the small and the arch of the back

Hosed down to get rid of dust and showing off the chisel marks nicely

Top of the picture you can see the chisle marks in a cross pattern going deeper and cutting away a lot of material

Two hours into the work , some shape is taking form

Working on the leg bent up , next

4 hours into the project, working out details of the back , lot of material gone, but not happy with the form
a lot more has to go...

Rinsed clear of dust

Right leg , and standing up for the first time

Flip over and starting on the front

Darn… not enough material left.
But taking shape:

Taling in the waist (right side)- took another kilo of stone off:
Carefull - not to destroy the parts that I am already happy with…

Pile of rubble chiped off

More detail work on the second day :
Front Rough:

Back rough

Day 3: Sanding down and smothing

Waist tucked in a LOT more

Hosed down to get an idea of the colour of the stone

Mockup on a stand:

The steel rod (12mm) is too weak for the length and is bending under the weight of the sculpture.
The base (concrete tiles, stacked 3 high and hole drilled through 3 of them) seems to be workign fine though.

Yes it is getting dark… working late :-)

Day 4 - polishing, sanding down with sandpaper grit 200, 400, 600, 800, 1000 and 1200 - wet sanding.
About 2,5 hours

Shortened the rod - more stability and covered the thread with a stainless steel tube



Wednesday, August 14, 2013

2013 Outdoor bodyscape - female nude leaping

Aug 2013
After many distractions, I was finally able to finish another sculpture.
I chose another hard stone - a belgian blue stone of approximately 30-35kg - 50cm high.

The intention was to create a kneeling female nude sculpture.
During the process of creating the sculpture , i decided to create a bigger figure , that left me with too little material to complete the front of the figure.
So this turned into a bodyscape of a partial figurine.


Belgian Blue stone (similar to Granite)
Height: 40 cm
Weight: 25kg
Mounted on 12mm Steel rod and tube on top of Concrete tile pedestal