Processes

 

Processes that Louise uses include casting from people, modelling and mould making. Portrait studies are created either from direct observation and sketches or developed from a cast of the subject.

head cast
clay removed from cast

 

clay cleaned of plaster
Enigma I finished clay piece
Enigma II finished clay piece
Enigma II finished clay piece

After the initial clay head or body is created,  it is often layered and carved. The subsequent imagery refers to an individual’s interests or passions and is personal to the subject of the sculpture. A mould of the clay piece is made in two or more pieces using silicone and a supporting case.

Bronze pieces are cast in the UK using the lost wax method by leading foundry, Livingstone Art Founders.

Heads

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