I use ‘chavant’ clay to sculp as much of the content as I can – certainly all of the figures and many of the smaller items. Chavant is an oil based ‘plasticine-style’ material, which allows the sculptor to include an amazing amount of detail. It can be re-used again as it never dries.
After introducing the sculpted figure into the background and making any final changes needed, I make a silicone mould and then cast the pieces in resin.
Finally, I apply a paint effect to create the illusion of brilliant white plaster, which matches the background in the piece.
Each of my pieces contains a striking splash of colour against the brilliant white background. I love working in three-dimensions and especially love the play of light with shadow. Each piece tells a story, but I like to leave a lot to the imagination of the viewer.