In this section you will find in-progress works by various students who are casting cold foam prosthetic appliances and testing makeup for their photo/video projects due next week. After the foam is cast, it is separated from the overflow sections and glued onto the face using spirit gum adhesive. Then liquid latex is added to the edges and over the appliance to blend the piece onto the face. Grease makeup and/or a cake makeup is then applied to achieve the appropriate effect for each student project. The next step is lighting, costume, and filming. More to come…….
work by Anna Nelson
Today a few members of the class visited Thorsten Brinkmann’s permanent installation “La Hutte Royal”. The house is located on Troy Hill in Pittsburgh, commissioned by collector Evan Mirapaul. The installation consists of an entire house that has been transformed into a gesamtkunstwerk. Thanks Evan for showing us your house! We had a great time. What a fun installation and very relevant to what we are doing in this class. For more info on the artist, please visit: thorstenbrinkmann.com
Below are images of life casts that have been taken using alginate to mold the face which will then cast in plaster. The plaster casts are sculpted using plasticine (oil based clay) to form the new identity of their characters. These plaster and clay faces will then have molds made over them for casting cold foam prosthetic make-up appliances. More in process images coming soon…..