Newsboy Sculpture for the Texas Press Association

 


Newsboy
Home Page

Journal Entries
To read the journal start
at the home page and
click the
"next" button at the
bottom of each page or
you can see the entire
list of journal entries,
to date, on the
Journal Archive Page


Involving Students
in the Newsboy Sculpture

(the bottom of each page
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 18-21, 2005
Adding hand and newspaper to life-size sculpture

This week I finished the right hand and put it on the sculpture. I was thrilled to see it come together. The left hand is another story. I can't put that one on until I have the papers sculpted. The paper is seen both under the left arm, in the right hand, and on the ground. I need to have one good paper with headlines, and then I'll make a mold of it and cast the others in wax. That way they will all be the same, and it will save me a tremendous amount of sculpting time.

 

 

SCULPTING THE PAPER
To sculpt the paper, I printed out the masthead of the paper and the headlines. I dipped a real paper in several coats of wax, smoothed it out and then placed these headlines on the wax paper. To transfer the letters, sometimes I cut them in or pinprick the outside edges, and then cut them out with an Exacto knife. It is very time consuming. The cuts in each letter must be done on an angle and then cleaned up with solvent and several tools. Each column of type is “greeked” in with scribbles, but even that is time consuming.


The masthead reads Texas Press Messenger, the headline reads HISTORY, and there will be a photo of the capitol building as well. Under that it says, "Texas Press Association Celebrates 125 Years." I have not decided what the back of the paper will say.


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