The casting of the ‘Maximus’ horse skull with Florence Bigglestone (@floss_art) continues, safely and with social distancin): The most fragile areas of the skull are reinforced with clay and vinymold, to allow for clean de-molding of the caps without damage to the skull itself. The caps are then prepared in plaster.
The casting of the horse skull with fine artist Florence Bigglestone (@floss_art) continues: Following some subtle reinforcing and restoration, the skull (which has been named ‘Maximus’ – “Are you not entertained?”) has been clayed up, and the first caps of the piece mold are underway, in plaster.
We’ve been joined by Nick’s colleague, Tim Johnson, who has been assisting in documenting the process and working with Florence.
Nick is working with fine artist Florence Bigglestone (@floss_art) this month – safely and with social distancing – to restore and cast a horse’s skull. The cast skull, in plaster, will then be painted and embroidered by Florence to represent the history of chariot racing in Roman Chester. It will be exhibited in the Grosvenor Museum, Chester as part of an exhibition.
These photos show the beginning of the restoration and casting process.
You can check out more of Florence’s work on her Instagram.
Photographs provided by Ian Carson, who kindly gave his consent for these photographs to be featured on the website. Thank you!
Installation of ‘The Sisters’ will resume when restrictions are lifted!
Best wishes, and keep safe! 🙏
– from the socially distancing sculptor.
These are the stages since the last post…
Thank you to Mike Ford, the volunteers and the local businesses who made construction of the concrete base for my Sculpture such a great day in beautiful Ellesmere!
1. Assistant Ewan, inscribing the template in the rain!
2. Construction of the armatures, prior to transportation to the barn studio for the next stage: Clay modelling, etc.