Thursday, February 20, 2014

Filler and sanding.

Sanding the filler to smooth out the surface. It's a tricky job that requires a light touch because the foam material is so soft.

After sanding I covered the whole star with shellac to provide a harder surface for further filler and sanding. The process of filling and sanding takes time but I'm still waiting for the material for the mould so I'm not really in a hurry right now.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Adding material.

Finished sanding. I added one more sheet of foam at the bottom of the star using ordinary PVA wood glue. You might notice the proportions on the actual sculpture are now not consistent with those on the model. The reason for this is that the sculpture will be lowered about 70-100 mm into the ground. Resting on a layer of gravel and surrounded by soil covered with grass.
After sanding I added a layer of filler. It will probably take a couple of days for it to dry. After sanding I will add more filler until I get a smooth surface.

Sunday, February 9, 2014


Using foam insulation, the same material I used for the Stars project, I have started to shape the star with a saw and our kitchen knife. The yellow parts is construction foam, polyurethane, I added where I removed too much material. Next step is sanding and filling gaps with wall putty. After sanding with fine grit the star will receive a couple of layers of acrylic paint to get a smooth surface before laminating the mould with fiber glass and epoxi resin.

New commission.

Last week I got a new commission, a sculpture group for a daycare center Myresjö daycare center in Vetlanda. I think it´s great to work on another project for kids. 
The sculpture will consist of four parts. Three stars cast in concrete coloured with three different pigments. On top of one of the stars I will place a little figure made of metal, painted silver. Inspiration comes once again from Japanese origami Lucky Stars and for the figure japanese pepekura figures.
The model shown is scaled 1:10. Each star will be about 90 cm in diameter and approximately 30 cm in height. Total hight of the black star and figure will be about 85 cm.
Working title is Stjärnungen, Star Kid in english.