I have discovered a new medium of art. I stumbled upon it accidentally really. I wanted to build a bust of Sir Francis Bacon
, and I wanted it to be transparent. So I thought up ways to do that. I thought of things that were transparent that I could sculpt with, obviously I first thought of ice, and then of silicone caulk, and then hot glue, I rejected ice because of the expense and other time restraints, I rejected caulk and hot glue because I'd need way way too much. But then I saw my Scotch tape sitting on my shelf and as anybody knows, once you fold it, it becomes ten times more rigid. But Scotch tape isn't really clear, but packing tape is. OK. Packing tape. How to sculpt it though? I tried a few failed attempts at just bending and taping, but it was way to unpredictable. Then I thought of the idea of casting. Which turned out to work really well. So with my new sculpting media discovered, I made another sculpture with it
. And the Bacon and Bex sculptures were really just warm ups to see if I could viably make a full sized statue, which it turns out I could in fact
. I actually signed up for Future Hero! awhile ago with the intention of making me out of paper mâché. But once I figured out how to do it with tape, I figured there was no other way to do it. Which was good, because those first two tasks helped me learn how to use my new medium. And then, because I thought it would be fun, I made one more, not specifically for JTony necessarily, but because I thought it would be cool. I made a sculpture out of my strong guy seen here
So there is my new media and how I came to come by it.
If you want to see how I made these works of art, I explain all right here