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From: The Anvil of the Sun
|Posted: 2014-01-15 7:04 pm  Permalink|
I noticed my last few posts haven't been very "Tiki", this one isn't any better. I am making these foam animals for a water wells for Africa fundraiser display. Warthog & gerenuk are about 2 1/2 feet long. Elephant is 4 feet tall and 3 feet wide, his trunk will sway with help from an oscillating fan.
Edit to add the finished scene
The painted background is not mine (I can't paint ) The water is the pond is intentionally "muddy" to dramatize the need for clean deep wells in Uganda instead of polluted groundwater
But, the warthog has inspired me for a slightly more "Tiki" project for the Headhunter Harbor; I want to try a more permanent concrete over foam sculpture of a lying boar to hide away in a corner of my tropical garden. Scratched and stained concrete should make cool pig skin but not such great eyes or tusks. So I want to try to make those out of glazed clay, embed them in the foam, and concrete around them.
Anyone have any experience in concrete over foam?
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