Moulds are no exception. Each time you approach this task, you believe to be generous with the time you give yourself, and confident of a greater knowledge than you had previously. Or rather, you seem to expect to have some sort of second nature for such things.
What did not help with the time was that you were able to brake one of the most precious things of these years of work, and the precise thing this new mould was required for, in preparation for beginning.
What did not help with time is that you forgot many things you had learned, because you expect the many weeks between the activity of mould making not to allow for forgetfulness.
|Pushing ahead, the same white modelling wax used for the original sculptures|
was used to resculpt the lost lids.
|Rousseau, Isolde, and Anna, ready for a new silicone mould|
|These things don't get any easier.|
Hopefully, however, they do get a little better
|Mould Life's Transil 40, tinted,|
poured from high up to try and minimise air bubbles.
250g used for this side. 24 hour curing time for each side of the mould.
|The delicate eyelids did not survive the moulding.|
Isolde's face oddly detached from her head
in the place where it had been cast separately
for easier access to the back of the eyes when,
the plaster piece was carved for empty sockets.
|some small air bubbles, and some larger ones in the ears,|
but all in all a successful mould for its purpose.
|Positioning the head to the body.|