Continuing on, a couple days after printing the carcasses….
…the prints were left to hang for a couple of days for the ink (oil-based) to dry, then the prints were cut out with scissors. After that, I prepared these pink insulation foam shapes cut from 4ft x 8ft sheets. I cut the shapes out with a small, hand-held, electric jigsaw, then lightly sanded the edges, so there were no sharp-looking corners/edges. Then, 3 coats of white primer, so the pink won’t show through the print (masa is a very thin paper and the pink would show through the paper without the white base beneath it).
What fun! It’s done!! Now, I just have to do print/assemble three more.
See them all together in an installation at the May 7th “From Pattern to Processing” show (and after that, I’ll post to the blog).