Maquette for Bridge I

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The original maquette for the life size Bridge I was made in plastilina. This material does not harden, or support itself over wide spans, which is why there is a steel rod holding up the figure’s back. The maquette’s size makes it too small to build from plaster. To make the piece permanent I am replacing parts of the maquette one at a time with a special mix of Portland cement. In the pictures the light gray parts are plastilina, and the darker gray indicates that the plastilina has been cut from the wire armature, and special tinted cement has been modeled over that armature.