'Skullpture Series' (Beginning) by Shane Wilson
June 29, 2003 Categories: Skullpture Series
skulls left to right: grizzly, black bear, wolf, fox, beaver, lynx, large wolverine, martin, seal, small wolverine, human
The Skullpture Series begins with real skulls. Each skull has been prepped for the mold making process. The natural holes have been filled with Chavant clay to prevent the intrusion of silicone into the skull.
It is necessary to create molds from each of the skulls in order to create wax duplicates, which will then be cast in bronze.
small wolverine skull
Since the technique used to prepare the molds differs depending on the size of the object to be cast, we will follow the mold making process for a small skull, small wolverine (above), and a large skull, grizzly (below).
(bronze carving, carved bronze sculpture)