windowtoart: "3D": Plaster Carving 5 Group 4 Intro 3D Choices
This sculpture was the most surprising of all. Not one of the long, slim, adjacent forms broke in any way. Just to think about maneuvering knives, riflers, sandpaper and cloth throughout all the forming and finishing processes, and end up with such a delicate, complex design was to me just outstanding.
There is no "opening" nor additional texture. The design is complete as is.
This sculpture shared the same challenge as the one above--the need to design and work on adjacent forms without harming one or the other. The texture here was reminicent to the sculptor of washing waves of water, and is limited to the supporting base.
Isn't is amazing what can be derived from a small block of plaster?
THE CARVING AND FINISHING PROCESSES
Perhaps you've noticed the very smooth surfaces the sculptures exhibited. That was due to no less than 2 weeks of critical sanding and buffing. Here's the sequence we followed:
Quality in craftsmanship enhances the worth of a sculpture when excellence in finish can be observed. This takes a lot of time and effort, but it is so worth it!
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