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Re: [teacherartexchange] need help with fountain artwork


From: Rebecca Burch (mamallama_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Feb 06 2009 - 10:27:20 PST

Betty -- now that's an idea. I like the idea of resin. Clear hands
with clear water running over them would be interesting, as long as I
could hide the fountain pieces somehow. Hmmm... I'll have to think
about that.

Ceramic is a really good idea, too, although I don't currently have
access to a kiln, and a lot of area schools' kilns have been removed.



On Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 12:32 PM, Betty <> wrote:
> I agree with judy about the great hand-casting materials available, like in dick block. I think you could cast them then in resin or cement. With resin you could have inclusions or leave it transparent.
> I am participating in an art exhibit based on the Stations of the
> Cross. My station is "Jesus is Judged by Pontius Pilate," and I want
> to do a fountain, with cast hands being "washed' by a constant stream
> of water.
> What would be the best way to cast actual human hands and add water to
> the piece? I want detail -- skin wrinkles, etc... I am thinking of
> plaster casts that are sealed somehow, but is there another medium
> that might be a better choice? I would probably rig a fountain kit to
> go into the piece so the water constantly pours over the hands, and
> build a shrine around the hands to hide the mechanical stuff.
> Suggestions?
> Thanks,
> Becky
> Charleston WV
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