First session: making collages from different figurative sculptures.
Attempts at carving soft blocks weren’t popular.
Students visited my studio in North Kensington.
Making hand casts proved popular with the pupils.
Working in a PRU can be quite challenging.
In order to take the body casting further I volunteered.
The pupils then took part in face casting but only half a face at a time.
This split sculpture inspired the final piece.
The staff at Daniel House were fantastic.
Pupils developed their own sculptures.
Face casting requires trust. To which the pupils responded.
Armature for a plaster head.
Modelled and carved plaster head. The graphite finish informed the finish for the final sculpture.
Sketches and ideas.
Renato being incredibly patient.
Final stages of a full body cast.
Stephen in my studio in Brentford.
Pouring concrete into the shuttering on site.
The shapes of the different sections took some time to work out.
Plaster jackets into which hot rubber (gelflex) would be poured.
Shuttering for the sculpture with steel reinforcement.
The former for the curved shell made from white concrete.
Pouring the rubber for the footprint.