Making the artworks – the plane tree

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The Plane tree nodule collected and ready to begin moulding

 

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The finished plaster backed silicone two piece mould of the nodule

 

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Wax samples testing how much red colourant to add to the microcrystalline wax to get the desired colour.

 

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Partial wax for colour and surface texture texting

 

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Resultant partial wax test

 

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Two wax copies from both parts of the mould

 

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Both halves of the wax mould brought together to create a working 3d model.

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Two working wax works ready to be properly adhered together.

The drilling of the holes to represent the imagery from the microscope will be added at a later stage.

I will post images of the final wax works when they have been installed in the trees after the official opening on September 29th.

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