Using alginate and plaster to explore negative space, to see humor in art using body parts and learning an extreme amount of self control, students were challenged to create a hand gesture and hold it for up to 10 min. as the alginate mold was created.
Various alginates are used by dentists and artists alike for casting. Color mixing to create real skin tones was the final feat!
Alina Szapocznikow: Sculpture Undone, 1955-1972, MoMA, 10/7/12 – 1/28/13
Maurizio Cattelan Retrospective: Guggenheim, 2011