Sunday, April 26, 2009
This is a plaster sculpture of a fossil with some minor abstractions. Just over 4' tall and weighing easily over 200lbs (probably much more) from OSU's Beginning Sculpture class. We learned quite a bit about the large-scale sculpting process, and in this case, from building initial models to building proportional armatures out of wood, burlap and chicken wire. This is a giant replica of... well... a small rock; however, the purpose of this exercise was much more about the analyzation of form rather than content. Each tiny detail was carefully chiseled and sanded into a thick coat of plaster over the course of a week.