Saturday, December 19, 2009

Don't let this happen to you!

Yesterday, I discovered that a sculpture which had been almost ready for casting had spontaneously self destructed. Because I waited so long, and it had to be kept moist, the plywood base rotted and pulled apart. The sculpture separated from the feet and fell over. There are numerous breaks and the gluteal area is a total loss. Also, the ankles, feet and hands. The pose of the legs will have to be reset. Luckily, the piece was able to be re-mounted and the restoration can begin. The moral of the story is not to delay making the mold once you complete something, use longer screws to attach the flange to the base which should be waterproofed! Here are a few pics of the devastation.


  1. Oh man... you've got some amazing stuff here! I hope to see more soon!

  2. Thanks for the comment! The reclining figure of Hoagie is in the faculty zone for at least another week if you want to come take a look.

  3. Alecia,

    My name is Elvin Freytes and I work for the New York Academy of Art. I am working on finding alumni in order to add them to our mailing list as we are now providing exhibition opportunities and would love to celebrate your achievements. Please email me at if you would like to be on our mailing list.

    Your work looks great!

    All the best,

  4. Glad to hear that you should be able to restore it!