The Body Casting Project
July - December, 2000
A Collaborative Sculpture Project
The artist worked in collaboration with another sculptor, Lance Hunter for the course of approximately 5 months. She acted as her own model in various poses. In each pose, she chose a specific section of the body to be cast, by Hunter, in plaster, to imply the entire pose. Positives were then poured in wax (a combination of fifty percent leg wax and fifty percent Shabbat candle wax). In addition to the formal aspects of the work, the artist was concerned with asking questions about the relationship between artist and model and the subject/object dynamic in art.