I quite happy with my daughter finally allow me to use her to put the mudrock on her so that I can make my 3rd piece of the sculpture piece. I have encountered lot of problems with this piece. It is beautiful and easy to work with mudrock but it is hard to get the tight jean out of her and it took us about half an hour to pull it out. Then I found that i do not have proper form of support to hold the jean up and lying the sculpture piece on the table, then patch it up with more mudrock and layer of plaster clay applied on top.
It is hard work as due to no proper supporting frame to hold it, it started to crack and I have to stuff newspaper into the jean to make it stiff. No matter how I patch the sculpture with plaster clay some part of the piece showing crack lines appearing when it dry. I was quite disheartened but have no choice but to bring all my pieces to the college to show
Feeling lost and desperate at the moment as my two bigger version of jeans coated in plaster clay are not successful as I thought it would turn out to be. The problems which I facing with are they are unable to stand without support. I have tried to use the iron tube to insert inside the jean but unfortunately, it stop at the bottom of leg and couldn’t go any further.
All my efforts are wasted and not only this problem, the bigger problem which I facing is the crack on the plaster due to moving around and hammering cause bigger crack lines on the softer parts of the jeans. The biggest headache is one of my lecturer, John totally hate it as he doesn’t like them due to they just look like a block of plaster. So I am lost and looking for another method to do my sculpture piece which I only have 3 weeks left before the final exhibition.