Making the mold

I brought back the skin mold taken from the boulder I cast in Sweden. It felt strangely great to bring this skin of a rock in my hand luggage (it just about fit) from one country to another.

Skin mould

Skin mould

Back in London I worked backwards from my skin mould to try and re-imagine the shape of the rock. Practically this needed to be done in order to make a jacket mold for casting, but I also like the idea of this new rock, although specifically imprinted in this blue skin, having a slightly different shape than its original.

The boulder re-imagined

The shape of the boulder reconstructed using mod roc and chicken wire.

Making the casting jacket using Jesmonite and glass fibre.

Making the casting jacket using Jesmonite and fiberglass.

casting process

casting process

Wooden supports fitted to level the mold when turned.

Bolts and wings do a good job.

Bolts and wing nuts do a good job.

casting process

Taking off the jacket.

Jacket and skin ready for casting.

Jacket and skin ready for casting.

 

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