Art & Design
I collect items such as plastic packaging, tape, stickers, foil and papers.
Clean items are then stored in one of my many bins.
Dirty items such as packaging from food are cleaned.
Cleaning is done either by hand using the
water from my dishes
the washing machine with my cleaning cloths.
CONSTRUCTION PT 1
The sculptures are constructed using the rubbish I have collected
(mainly plastic packaging).
Photos and my memory help to create a basic shape (frame) of
The frame is bound together using mostly recycled items such as string,
stickers, tape or strips of plastic.
CONSTRUCTION PT 2
I cover the frame with about 2 layers of papier-mâché, a shredded
paper and glue mix.
Once these layers are dry I coat the entire art work in approximately
one layer of papier-mâché pulp (a finer mix, more like a paste).
This layer takes quiet some time to dry so I will often place the art
work by a heater (already in use for something else) in winter or outside
in the sun in summer.
The final layer of the sculpture is made from a combination of dry
plaster, papier-mâché pulp, and glue and it is spread over the piece
in sections to allow it to dry evenly without marking.
When I am happy with the final look I sand the sculpture to remove
any imperfections and reveal the underlying papier-mâché to shine
through to give a stone like quality to the art work.
Finally I give the sculpture a few coats of varnish with resin to finish it off.
N.B. The work is
so is for
inside display only
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