About this pro
As a realist sculptor I pay attention to the fine details. Since I have experience working with museums and theme parks you get a durable, quality product that is structurally sound. Sharing art and sculpture with people is the best part of my job. While I love museums, I believe that art should be accessible to everyone not exclusively hung in museums.
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- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?In order to understand the materials and techniques that come available I invest in the materials and test them to understand how they work and which ones work the best for different purposes. So you can understand that not only is there the cost of materials directly related to your project but I have spent money on materials previous to yours just to test them to give you a better sculpture.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I originally wanted to make masks for the movie industry, so I taught myself lifecasting, sculpting, moldmaking, casting, and painting. I learned techniques from many different disciplines--dental industry, medical industry, theatre, and fine art. When I started there weren't the TV shows and internet instruction that there is today so I found books and experimented with materials.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?Make sure the artist that you have chosen has done this for a while. Many artists that work in areas other than lifecasting think that they can automatically do lifecasting. This is not true. The materials are finicky and making a mold off a person is different from making a mold off of an inanimate object.