I manipulate metals and minerals and bonding solutions in order to provoke emotional responses from people I will usually never meet. That which happens in the process some people call art. My talent for creating icons and illusions turned into a lifetime of manipulations... in various pigments, bronze and steel, some quite large, which loom in museums, schools, collections and public places all over Texas. Here on this blog you can watch my creative actions and insights unfold...

Thursday, October 25, 2012

More wierd than fiction...

First the arms, hat and guns were removed to be molded separately... then... WOW!


This is called "carding," it turns out the best thing for making separations in the molds

Frank is now enduring the mold making process where the clay is copied by rubber molds, in order to be able to make wax reproductions of every part. In the process the clay will be messed up... but it would be possible to fix it... but there is no reason to. The clay is too soft and vulnerable to be kept.  This is just a part of the casting procedure. We are headed for a bronze Frank!

Looks pretty silly in the meantime... check out this action...


video



the dismemberment is strategized...

off with the right arm!



Butchered and humiliated, he is now covered in about a half inch of rubber...


The whole process of casting this sculpture will be featured, step by step, in the Page titled "Making the Frank Hamer Monument" on the HOME page.

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