Unexpected uses of Lego!
I've had it in mind to use Lego in my plaster busts for some time. As well as being by now almost iconic in shape, I love the sculptural simplicity and three-dimensionality of the blocks.
First layer of silicone rubber in making the mould
I used string for her hair
The 2 part silicone mould
The cast just taken from the mould. Although I want the mould seam lines to show, there's still usually quite a bit of cleaning up to do with sharp modelling tools
I spent a long time arranging and re-arranging the Lego to create a sense of balance and cantilever. Looking at these pictures image now I realize the arrangement and overhangs are somewhat reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water House - of course I love Modernist architecture and that house in particular so I suppose it's all in my head.
I scored heavy gauge photo paper for the costume. I've really got in to using paper and card - crumpled, folded, torn etc
With Madame Maigret - her costume is paper and card too.
Lego - the ultimate building material!!