The Making of “Being 8”

This is my first large piece in this series – 7 ft tall (2 meters). The entire process was improvisational and a wonderful learning experience.

The initial steps of designing the armature and building it with the help of Ramón (carpenter), Martín (metal guy), and Fernando (muscles and common sense guy) worked perfectly and I ended up with a solid armature to build my sculpture on out of clay. This step took a lot of work and required much patience and flexibility.

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Clayprinting Technique

A Clayprint is a multi-colored, archival, monotype with a multi llayered surface and deep rich color. This is how it’s done: I create a thin wooden frame of any desired size about 1/4 -1/3” deep. I

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