Friday, April 21, 2006

how it's made....

layer after layer of acrylic, piled on top of more layers, slowly built up, allowed to dry, color added, just a touch in each layer, lots of staring and watching the medium dry and crack and distort,until I am able to partly control the process, or at least make an educated prediction about how the acrylic will flow...

really thick layers can take up to two weeks to fully dry and become totally transparent.

I've contemplated using polyester or epoxy resin as a medium,but I am concerned that I'll lose the flexible, fleshy, tactile sense that the acrylic has.

It's getting warmer outside so it might be time to move the entire operation into the open and see what influence the spring sun has on this work.

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