A VISIT TO THE ENLARGERS
I have just come back from Richard Clarke’s enlarging studios and we are making yet another of my works enlarged in polyurethane foam. When the polyurethane is finished and perfected, it will be layered with fibreglass resin and then be coloured to resemble bronze.
This could be used as a finished work, but I always cast my works in bronze and have never let a resin go from my studios. In my view, resins are not long lasting enough and will eventually deteriorate, although that might take many years. However good they may look, resin never has the finish or lustre/patination that a bronze acquires and which grows and enhances year-on-year in a beautifully finished, cast work of art.
Here is ‘EMILY’ being enlarged and a work in progress. Soon you will see the next stage in the making of this sculpture…