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I am Susan Denmark. I am going to do 2 life size PM Persons. Sculptures for a special event. I am going to have children working with me and around me.
And I am unsure about:
- Balancing the sculptures
- Armature...wire? wood? cardboard?
- Drying time...Don't get more than 2 weeks to do this. will PVA Glue do the job fast?
I hope someone can help me out with this.
susan from Mask Makers Web and Maskeriet DK
I'm currently working on a similar project (sans the children). For the armature, I wrapped chicken wire around a mannequin and stuffed it with newspaper to help keep the form. Balancing depends a lot on the pose. My sculpture is standing up straight and holding a staff, so it's not that difficult for me. If you can work with metal a little bit, a basic rebar skeleton wouldn't be a bad idea for difficult poses. And obviously having it attached to a heavy base of some sort is a good idea -- if not necessary.
Hope this helps.
I can't speak for PVA glue, however wallpaper paste seems to do the job pretty quickly. So far all the pieces of my sculpture that I have finished have dried near completely overnight.
Hi Susan, I don't know if your aware of the work of Philip Cox (U.K) but he creates life size sculptures using cardboard boxes as an armature.
www.philipcox.co.uk I hope this is of use.
Cheers David Finch.