Surreal hand sculpture
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Maxwell Heller, in The Brooklyn Rail, describes the show: "On one hand, Thek made a point of working with ephemeral materials like newspaper, wax, unfired clay, and vegetation, building delicate, site-specific installations that he abused and neglected until little remained but the taxidermied birds and severed fingers now on display. Yet, on the other hand, he built the airtight Plexiglas sculptures we see here, reliquaries where his body parts are displayed like sacred objects." (Wikipedia)
A real hands on craft! Alginate/plaster ...
A real hands on craft! Alginate/plaster of paris sculptures. | Mom Spark™ - I had my kids' praying hands cast like this professionally, but this tutorial makes it look fairly easy. Note - a manicure is recommended before casting as hangnail, etc. detail will show.