The very fisrt cast of this exclusive creation has just been ordered. The hidden life of AMORFATI begun with her moulding. 2 Halves silicone mould encased in Glass fiber and polyester mother mould. Check the step by step in my WordPress Blog: https://graziellacurreli.wordpress.com/2015/07/04/amor-fati/
Yet, here, I resume:
Preparing her clay bed for moulding procedure
Terrible necessity, the cutting off of her hand for 'à part' moulding:
Clay bed for the main figure
Clay bed with keys and vents
First layer rubber
First layer rubber
Treating the undercuts
Keys for mother mould
Waxing of surfaces
Temporary polyester laboratory
First and second layer glass fiber & polyester
Finished first polester cap
Mini mould for AMOR FATI's hands. First half completed.
First half mould turned, clay being removed and surfaces are waxed to receive first layer rubber.
First layer silicone on second half.
Mini mould being cleaned of its first half clay.
Mini mould ready to receive its second half rubber.
Mini mould for AMOR FATI's hands completed.
Good Day! I signed...
Preparing silicone rubber and using pigment to clearly see my new layer and treating the undercuts with latex, before third layer silicone
Third and last layer silicone + Key's for mother mould
Temporary polyester laboratory created outdoors the Amber Studio
Waxing of the surfaces to secure easy release silicone rubber and polyester
Polyester and fiber glass mother mould, second half, completing
Time to bring attention to the mini mould for AMOR FATI's hands
Removing the clay, opening the mould, extracting the original hands, cleaning the rubber and even wax casting to obtain my first model
Extracting the model
Finishing the model. Perfect evening activity, silent and almost meditative. Perfect for my other Studio in the centre of Haarlem. I painted the models to better 'see' any possible remaining imperfections.
The borders of the mother mould needs attention. As such, the glass fiber acts like needles. Also, the form itself is a little too accidental. We bring the entire mould to cleaner state.
Glass fiber as well as polyester is 'dirty stuff. I put our my protective mask, even though I will be going through this procedure in the open air.
Borders being nicely worked out
Creating the keys securing perfect matching between the 2 polyester caps
Finished mould! Ready to be opened for the extraction of the original model
Time to free Original AMOR FATI by separating all elements