I am making couple of sculptures in the same mould as Icos and Orbis for Bondi Sculpture by the Sea indoor exhibition. I want one to be reminiscent of the Intuitive Sense of Connection, so I start by carving a triangle that I think will have desired effect (on the left):
So I make a couple of plaster moulds, press out 80 little triangles and assemble them together:
And here we are 3 days later:
I am not happy with the result. the corners of the triangles have pushed in, and I don't like the effect it is producing.
I walk away with the hope that I will like it better tomorrow....
....but nope, I still feel the same.
So there is only one thing to do: start again.
This time I have decided to make a different style mould. Previous one required me to cut the triangles and insert them into the mould (press mould). This time, I'll make a stamp mould:
Can you spot the difference?
On the second thought, I left too much plaster on the sides, so I trim it with the saw:
I press the stamp into the clay, and use a cardboard cut-out frame as a guide to cut the triangle shape. It is working much nicer than the first attempt.
And here is the finished sphere.
Yeah, I like this one much more :)