Tuesday, October 4, 2011

David Phelps show


  1. What inspired him to make the mice? I really like them.

  2. lost-wax bronze casting.

    a piece is made in clay. Then a plaster mold is taken from the clay model. Hot wax is cast into the mold. The wax pieces are vented and then dipped in a series of ceramic slurries with sand to create a hard shell. The shelled pieces are then put into a kiln to harden the shell and the melt the wax out. This leaves a hollow ceramic shell. Molten bronze is then poured into the shell. Finally, the shell is removed to reveal the bronze sculpture.

  3. and I don't know why the mice are used as a motif. That will be a good question when you ask him in November