CIMG5091 Mixing the water putty

Mixing the water putty

CIMG5091 M mixes water putty

CIMG5091 M mixes water putty with a power drill paint-mixing attachment, while the mold of my face looks on. (Again, it’s the concave side, but it looks as if it’s peeking out of the frame.)

The end goal of this process was to make a plaster mask of my face, as documented in this blog post. This was done by my friends M and P. They used to make plaster masks based on real human faces. They would first make a cast of a person’s face from alginate, a gooey material that captures the shape of your facial features to a tiniest detail. On its basis they would make an actual mask out of plaster.

February 2007, Austin, Texas