The Pennsylvania State University

School of Visual Arts

Death of the Virgin (Alternate View)

Death of the Virgin was the first sculpture in a series where I was critically looking at the surface gloss of my sculptures and felt that this “top coat” was at times, making the figures look like statues instead of figural agents inhabiting differing and/or relatable temperaments. I had one rule when making this body of work- “no paint on top”. As such, any pigmentation in this piece is from the materiality itself or occurs from tinting the materials as they were curing (such as the wax or expandable foam).

85x50x30 inches
Wood, steel, expandable foam, high density foam, aquaresin, reinforced plaster, wax, ink, aluminum, bronze silicone
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2006
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