horse head sculpture

nicethymeApril 18, 2012

hey,

I've finally finished a sculpture that I didn't mosaic. Meet Gus... he 's concrete over polystyrene

La Reina Ann's Gusto

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nanatricia

He looks like real iron .I love it.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2012 at 9:46PM
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texaswild

Oh my word, NT. That is absolutely mind boggling. It looks like a real metal sculpture. Where are you using that little number?

    Bookmark   May 4, 2012 at 9:04AM
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Calamity_J

FREAKIN AWESOME!!!!! Oh Man YOU Nailed it!!! What an artist you are...LOVE this!

    Bookmark   May 6, 2012 at 11:22AM
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nicethyme

he's for sale, going to an art show on Dec 1st but has been at a shop for months and will return there if he's not gone on the 1st.

    Bookmark   November 24, 2012 at 5:33PM
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texaswild

How did the sale go? I can't believe how good you are at sculpturing the foam. Wish I could do that. A couple yrs. back, when I was in PV during Riana's class, she said the foam things mosaicists were making wouldn't hold up as long as the works in her technique. Do you know the life expectancy of the polystyrene for exterior works? In my case, it surely would be easier to switch to it. It is becoming more difficult for me to cut the lath. However, I don't even know where to get the polystyrene. Probably not in Texarkana, so might would have to order it?

    Bookmark   December 10, 2012 at 7:56AM
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silvamae

That horse is amazing.

    Bookmark   December 11, 2012 at 11:10AM
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nicethyme

I can't see them not holding up, it would require UV to break it down and if its entirely encased in concrete then there is no exposure. I think there's is just as much chance of the lath corrosion from chem reaction with in cement... can't say one is going to be better that the other over time I'd think

    Bookmark   December 14, 2012 at 9:00PM
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texaswild

Thanks for your input. If I EVER have any free time again, I'm checking out a source for the poly stuff. However, my sculpting is AWFUL. I'll be soooooo nervous, cuz once it's cut, if there's a mistake - how the hay w/you mend it?

    Bookmark   December 16, 2012 at 6:58PM
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nicethyme

ooh no problem, I do it all the time, just use gorilla glue to add more bulk. I had the issue with my horse - the forehead was too low and so I cut off the ears and scalp and glued more material in - then cut it to shape after

    Bookmark   January 2, 2013 at 5:54PM
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