The piece was cast in silicone with pigment,hair and other materials. This sculpture like the others was first modeled in clay over a real human skull with the neck and shoulders added.
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The choice to use silicone was more about weighing options. After experimenting with other materials, I decided to go with silicone because the result it provided was much more compelling than materials such as wax or plaster.
As I mentioned in a earlier post, I'm leaning towards an installation format right at the moment. Till then, I'm looking forward to the next step.