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Hanging Models

Second year project - a kindergarten.  I created hanging models to capture the shape of catenary curves, inspired by Antonin Gaudi.  Process: cut strings to appropriate length, hang upside-down (curves in perfect tension), dip in plaster, cure, turn over and voila(1): curves in perfect compression.

And later I got carried away and modeled the gullet of a cow (there was a herd outside our studio and they do have beautiful hanging shapes, necks in tension...)

(this little white one was easy to study because of her coloring, L6295)