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Working on new Dog Head, update.

I am very  happy with the silicone mold so far, I have been able to make seven heads. Next up…  painting.

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A closed mold is easier to spin around, learned that the hard/messy way. I wrapped a piece of cling wrap around a scrap of cardboard, silicone and cling wrap make a decent seal.

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Yes that is “pink lacy” elastic, it’s what I had on hand. I have a big roll of it, don’t ask.

Casting Clem Heads, Alex Feliciano

Now for some trimming and sanding, then Paint! super excited!!!!

 

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Working on new Dog Head, update.

With the outer shell done (plaster around pink silicone) I made the first casting. The gary head is the plastic casting (copy), the white one is the original sculpted (modeling clay) head, and the pink is the silicone negative.
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This is my first pour, I need to practice, a few thin spots and air bubbles.

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Clem was happy with the likeness.

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A little vanilla sky, Clem style.

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Working on new Dog Head, update.

Made the paster outer case and de-mould. It pulled out super well! The original is almost perfect. Super Happy.

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Outer Shell…

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Pulling the master from the silicone negative.

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I read Danielle Krysa, and I love Vincent Serritella’s work

There are a few blogs I  keep up with, thejealouscurator is one. So I was reading this article and then my world shrank a little. this is how it happened (the shrinking)…

I’m reading, reading, cool picture of a book, reading some more, reading a name ‘Vincent’, more reading, cool picture, …what did i just read? Now i’m backing up and re-read and thats when the world got a little smaller for me…

(“with my amazing PIXAR host, visual-effects expert / fine artist Vincent Serritella, and my good friend Cariann Nesler.)

I read Danielle Krysa, and I love Vincent Serritella‘s work and he’s a nice guy too. Now for some pictures…

Vincent Serritella 2013

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Working on new Dog Head, update.

Starting the mold (mould) from the sculpture.
Finished the left eye and nose, then started the mould process. I was nervous at first, I always thought that the original sculpture would be trash if you didn’t make the mould just right (that’s for plaster moulds), but after the first layer was dry I was hooked. I think (cross fingers) that this will be a good first test and I can then start scaling up.

First pour of silicone
I will let it cure overnight and apply another coat of smooth-on 5050 in the morning. So far easy to work with and i like the pink on white I can see the high/strong and low/weak points.
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Second coat
Clem is waiting for the first mold pour before she approves anything, Clem is on the left.

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Third pour now with registration points, and dams to fill weak spots.
The ‘Clem Head’ is almost ready, I used scrap clay to make terraces around the eyes and nose areas (lots of detail low thickness). Registration pieces were cut from bits of foam insulation, but i will be using left over silicons bits in the future, the foam ripped holes and have escaped.

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I made a Mother mold
Mother mold made out of plaster, it’s a simple two part mold, next time I’ll make it lighter and maybe more sections. I didn’t put too much (none) thought into the back.

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De molding
Very excited about this part. After 4 days I wanted to see how the original sculpture would fare.

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The original came out trouble free. The original is made out of Plastilina clay and popped out without the use of any demoulding spray.

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Putting the parts together
Starting the casting process mother mold together with the silicone mold, and the an after thought backplate.

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The backplate, cork and elastic… will it work?

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After twirling the plastic mix (smooth-on) around for 7-14 minutes. I remove backplate and peek inside. This is my first time doing this so I have no idea if this is right…

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After demolding
I am so happy at this point. Sculpture (pink) original (white) and first cast (grey).

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It is late at night but i press on and make 7 castings. Clem Heads are ready to paint.

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The next morning Clem joins me and checks out the work, she even poses so i can do a comparison, thanks Clem.

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Update: The Giant Maggie head
I have a lot of work to do and can’t wait to get back to it. I have to finish the pieces for the May, Hive Gallery show first, and then it’s back to giant dog heads. Below is the incomplete Giant Dog head with coins for scale.

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New installation at Sis&Moon

Spicing up the gallery. I am moving to a new space, same building, and thought it would be worth a saturday. I thought about it for a minute and started with brown butcher paper for visual structure.

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Then an aqua and beige landscape under it, with a little white line for more structure.

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Then some paintings on top.

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Update, “The lines Attack” show at the Hive, LA

Working and getting excited about this new, in-progress, body of work (5×7 collage drawings, done with paper, paint and ink.) will be shown at the Hive Gallery in May for “The Lines Attack” show.

I have been attempting to illustrate a narrative that until now only lived in my sketchbooks, it’s a fractured series of vignettes that record my musings as I commute around the planet. Some of which, “A study on animal development in responds to auto injuries (in fast forward)”, and A rumination on advances in facial hair despite contrary marketing.

Alex Feliciano drawing and collage, 16 pieses displayed in a 4 by 4 grid of collaged images.

16, 5×7 inch paper drawings, Alex Feliciano 2014, for “The Lines Attack” show in May .

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Natural responds to trauma, as seen in fast forward (less bones).

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Wind blown beard and striped suit.

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Artist I don’t know, but like

So I was reading the jealous curator and found Jessica Brilli. She is a painter with an exciting brush and pallet. I picked up one of her pieces and wanted to share some of her work with you. You can also find some newer work at the Walker-Cunningham gallery

Jessica Brilli is an American Artist based out of Boston, Massachusetts. Jessica Brilli is an American Artist based out of Boston, Massachusetts. Jessica Brilli is an American Artist based out of Boston, Massachusetts.

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More work in progress, “The lines Attack” show at the Hive, LA

At the dinning table working out the pieces. Enjoying the graphic effect of cut paper. Wonderful things are happening when I mix in ink and paint.

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