June 16, 2021
Now that I have the new Woman Patriot maquette done in clay. I have made a new mold and recast her. The clay original and the mold of the first Woman Patriot have been destroyed so there will be no more of her, just the new one.
In the picture you see, even though I wear heavy rubber gloves when I work with the chemicals to cast the sculpture, the chemical mixture sometimes is more powerful than the gloves. It burned right through the gloves and I got burned.
Not a chemical burn, but from the heat when the two parts are mixed. It took a bit longer to make the casting than I should have and the heat did a number on the gloves. I go through a couple of pairs a year.