A boulder inside out

 

 

 

“As a huge Stone is sometimes seen to lie
Couched on the bald top of an eminence;
Wonder to all who do the same espy,
By what means it could thither come, and whence;
So that it seems a thing endued with sense:
Like a Sea-beast crawled forth, that on a shelf
Of rock or sand reposeth, there to sun itself.”

W Wordsworth 1807 The Leech Gatherer

An “erratic” is a boulder, often found perilously perched in a landscape, that has been transported hundreds of miles via glaciers traveling. It often has nothing in common with the local bedrock, but carries with it its own history in that it can provide a map for the historical movements of the earth.

4) Norber Erratic - 2

The final casting of the rock, transported from northern Europe, transformed into a body.

The colour and silicone

The silicone coloured pink

initial casting

The material gets painted in gradually to create a thick yet slightly translucent layer of silicone.

silicone3

rotated

The mold is slowly rotated to make sure that the material reaches every detail from the mold.

A weave is placed on the silicone before it sets.

 

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silicone

Rotation

A layer of pigmented jesmonite is embedded with the weave for strength.

A layer of pigmented jesmonite is embedded with the weave for strength.

silicone

silicone

First layer complete, armature and de-molding next..

 

 

 

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