Newsboy Sculpture for the Texas Press Association

 


Newsboy
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Involving Students
in the Newsboy Sculpture

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has student and
teacher information)

Articles Written
About the
Newsboy Sculpture

Newsboy Links


Ordering the Small
or Large
Newsboy Sculpture
(Small sculpture is an
edition of 100,
large sculpture is
an edition of 10)

Gallery of the
Life-Size Newsboy

 


January 10-17, 2005
I have decided to cover papers in wax to put in the newsboy's hands. I set up a clothesline system for the papers to drip into as they cured. I still have to sculpt the headline in the papers. That will come next week. Meanwhile, I have a bundle of papers for Dusty's left arm. I'll clean them up later. Having them in place is important in sculpting the left arm.

With a trip to Houston Leather for brads for the shoes
and another trip to The Way We Wore Vintage Clothing store, I finally have the leather suspenders that I was looking for. I have dipped them in wax and added them to the sculpture. Dipping them in wax stiffens them up for the mold.

Because I have decided to cast the sculpture with these real suspenders, I must prepare them for the mold making process. Every place where there is an undercut, a deep area like behind the suspenders or in between, it must be sealed. This is a place where rubber can get caught during the mold making process. That is our next step, and I hope to get to it in the next few days. I'm filling in the gaps very carefully. I can still show depth in between the suspenders, but it won't go all the way through.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


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