Wk 2 -Art Experience – Plaster Casting

Wk 2 -Art Experience – Plaster Casting

This week, we had to make a plaster cast of your hand or foot. I chose my hand. We also had the option to go to the beach in class but I had Psychology class right after so I would’ve missed it if I went. The idea was to dig out a hole in the sand and put your hand/foot in it then pull it out and fill the mold with plaster.

I did my casting a little bit differently since I had to do it at home.

First, I got my materials, a bucket, the plaster, and multipurpose sand. Then I started digging.

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I used my left hand and dug with my right hand. It looked a bit awkward having my hand in the bucket.

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Ignore the socks and sandals… I wasn’t trying to get my shoes dirty.

I then mixed the plaster with water and poured it in the mold of my hand.

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After I filled it up, I left it to dry. Here’s where my mistake (?) came. I believe that I let it sit in the sand too long. And the fact that I used multipurpose sand. The sand that I bought was not fine, it was rocky and gritty. But I pulled the plaster out a day later. 20160129_122230

It was very bumpy and dirty, it kind of hurt to hold it in my hand. I then rinsed it off

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It didn’t look like much came off, but the finer pieces of sand came off; however, the larger pieces of sand, are stuck together as one with the plaster.

I like how it came out, it looks like a hand of a volcano victim, solidified as rock. If the fingers weren’t stuck together, I would’ve been a bit more satisfied but I liked it.

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My recommendation for anyone that wants to try this, buy fine sand, not multipurpose sand, and don’t let the plaster stay in the sand too long.

 

 

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Wk 1 – Art Experience – Landscape With A Corpse

Wk 1 – Art Experience –  Landscape With A Corpse

I call it – “Delaying Death”

I didn’t take down the Christmas lights until Friday like my dad asked. I waited a whole year (haha), so I thought it would be a great idea to use them for this Art Experience. That’s where my inspiration came from, laziness and procrastination.

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Anyways, I just got a ladder, stood on top of the roof and pulled out my Canon T5i. I used the 18-55 mm lens and snapped the picture. Yes, I actually took down the lights. The only gripe I have with the set of pictures is the first picture, it’s actually a different time and person. I took the close up photo on a Friday, but forgot about the second angle so I took that one today and edited it so it looks like I took it in the late afternoon.

Special thanks to my girlfriend and my mom, they were great at being dead, a little skeptical about it but I told them, it’s for school.