Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Sea Shell Cuff - Murex Shell Art

The Murex Shell
My Inspiration Piece
Known for their spectacular frills and spines, you can see why I was drawn to this piece,
the design and texture are pretty awesome.

My husband and I both saw a cuff in this shell and it was just a matter of finding the time between sketches and casting to sculpt a new piece.

I think you can see where I'm going with this, before I added the holes it looked more 
like a Sea HareSo I quickly cut out the holes and photographed it. 

I have a couple of projects I'm working on today, but in the morning I should have more of the ridges and points carved into this piece, right now I'm still building the wax up.

Day 2 Progress

I think you can see where this is going...
...this is where "silver" sheet wax would come in handy for visualizing this peace before spending a week carving on this ugly green wax.

Day 3
Not much I can say, still carving away but at this point I'm starting to bond with the piece and I'm starting to add character...this was someones home, it has history.