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Extinction Prediction/ Uni work update

Just read an article in HK yahoo, saying that the Earth is having the 6th extinction period very soon. The main reason included deforestation, pollution and global warming. Species extinct in a rapid rate, which is 100 times than the average speed recorded before. Chain reaction starting from environment damaged, food chain, climate change….all growing like a snow ball.

ref: https://hk.news.yahoo.com/%E5%9C%B0%E7%90%83%E6%AD%A5%E5%85%A5%E7%AC%AC6%E6%AC%A1%E7%89%A9%E7%A8%AE%E5%A4%A7%E6%BB%85%E7%B5%95-091400149.html

whenever see the report or news about this, I feel what I am doing is right, I prefer working and creating art in this direction…rather than topics about politics problem.

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This week keep concentrating on making the sculpture mold, and finally all done. Will cast them the coming days, and at the same time I have collected the unwanted lipstick, preparing for the other sculpture too.

Tiger Mold:

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Elephant mould:

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this is the largest one among 4 mould and quite difficult to make, hope the casting will be alright

and I got some rough planning for my final show,

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Sculpture update (Rhino/Orangutan/Tiger)

RHINO update

last layer for the rhino moulding

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finished, remind myself the screw could not be inside, now the wood board could not separate…is not good for next step…e.g. drying and opening of mould.

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open it!

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the dividing not very successful, hope it do not affect the casting so much

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the lower piece, bottom left corner not firm and hard enough due to not mixing well of plaster….to be careful of washing

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ORANGUTAN update

starting from wooden frame and wire to form the basic structure.

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putting the clay on

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after 2-3 nights…keep editing the….this model is difficult in balancing, and I want to make a good form with my style as well….so finally finished

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now go for moulding, something to hold his back so that it maintain “floating” on the plaster

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as the form is complicated…leaking always happen

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this is what I said “floating”

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the mixing of plaster should be in quick and accurate amount…CONCENTRATE P1050593

finally I divided the mould into 7 pieces, and the rhino one just 3

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all wooden board removed for opening

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TIGER update

same…begin with wood and wire

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clay on…this one ….difficult on standingP1050551 P1050553 P1050554

rough shape

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the back…top view…I love the shape very much….a bit similar to my toy (battlecat from he-man)

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almost finish, the gain or pattern will be sculpt after casting…..since those pattern will further make the sculpture weak…crack….and adding difficulty to the moulding …….and….one of the reason is every tiger’s pattern are individual….like fingerprints of human…so sculpt it out would be fun!

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keeping it wet by plastic and wet towel

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bring to uni and start moulding

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the eyes take me so long for crafting, editting and crafting back and for….

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the hand’s are cracked and brokennnnnnn! this one is too challenging, coz I do not have a stand for it….how to make it floats on plaster?!

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finally start….remember to spray oil, on both the clay surface and plaster dividing, is really useful!!!11124198_10156320105695377_1675461180_n 11273437_10156320105555377_247124178_n 11350150_10156320105605377_1791372618_n 11421419_10156320105755377_977041436_n

to be continued~

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Rhino moulding update

After the tiger mould (7-8 pieces) , this time with a simpler form, clearer outline rhino, still a challenging task but seems under my control…feeling happy to keep working on sculpture.

screw it on the board so that it could be in the middle of the mould.

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still, the sculpture is heavy….at the moment I prepare plaster and clay blocking any edges, I need to add some support to that.

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1st piece is half of the mould, it consumed me a lot plaster, the whole bucket (around 25cm diameter, 40cm height)P1050469 P1050470 P1050471

as the ears are one of the difficult separating part for the mould, I try to make it better…try, probably it need to craft after casting

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horn

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another pour for separating negative space between ears, and also that of belly and leg

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the forth part:

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