Photographing the cast with a dud camera battery demanded the speed of a ten-second sketch. From charger, to camera, to pressing the shutter – just a matter of seconds before the battery dies on me.
I started my on-line diary in the 1990's from my studio in the North of England. After a lapse of ten years, I resumed the enteries from my present studio on the Caribbean island of Dominica. From the far beginning, my intention was to give an insight into my working methods, and to share the triumphs, trials and tribulations of work-in-progress.
Now, by way of a change, these pages will focus on finished work, both recent and retrospective. As Dominica has recently been ranked as one of the least visited places on earth, it is one way of bringing the mountain to Mohammed.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
A near perfect cast…
The polymer plaster cast of the bas-relief that I began months ago finally emerged from its wax mould today. Breaking a mould to reveal the cast is always a nerve-racking process. If there is a significant flaw, all is lost. Thankfully, the cast was near perfect.