A glimpse into the rest of the summer?
This is the first thing I thought when Foster asked me and newly arrived intern Bernard to move and photograph a badly damaged piece of plaster. The Institute for Classical Architecture & Classical America had given Foster Reeve a piece of plaster. Due to time restraints and an abundance of work to be completed, I have yet to acquire any additional information regarding this project. “This is basically your job,” was all I heard from Foster when he initially asked us to move it.
My guess is that we will need to either make a replica or duplicate the enrichments that are found within the piece. This would be such a cool project and I’m anxious to discover more information about it.
Part of the day was spent assisting Nathan create the hard shells that keep the rubber moulds, the ones Garret and I created yesterday, in place. This consisted of pouring an even layer of plaster over the rubber moulds, securing two sheets of burlap over that plaster and then attaching a wooden platform (which resembles a deep ladder) to the plaster/burlap base. This is done with more burlap. I realize that I do not have a photo of the platform, but I do have an image of the rubber on top of the platform.
The rest of the day was spent running a plaster core for Ruben (this creates a large void for a cornice, so only the outer portion of the cornice is created) and boxing in an acanthus leaf enrichment that Edmund sculpted earlier in the day.