Furthering my investigations into paper as a material I sourced a wonderful paper maché clay recipe from Ultimate Paper Maché, a great site for paper maché know-how. I did adapt the recipe somewhat to Australian products but other than that I followed their recipe to a fault.
The result was an amazing air-dried clay. Once dry it can be sanded to an almost porcelain-perfect finish. It holds even the finest of detail well and is very refined and strong.
Here then are a few images showing my investigations with this homemade clay recipe.
This clay has so much potential, I will definitely be using it again.
Ken & Julia Yonetani, 2014. The Last Supper (detail.) Constructed entirely from groundwater salt. 9 meter table laid with a variety of ‘foodstuff’. Commissioned by Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre. Accessed from: http://netsaustralia.org.au/whats-on/last-supper/
Furthering my investigations of materials as I explore the concept of immigration I next turned to bubble wrap. I chose this material to indicate the packing up of one life to begin another in a new country.
Exploring the theme of immigration I started looking at how I could investigate foreign currency as a sculpturing material. For this experiment I used South African currency, i.e. Rands. What follows are a few of the results of this investigation.