Project Description

Birds Breast Cast in Silicone and Oak Bone Structure

A touch-model of an interpretation of a birds breast musculature. The oak represents the underlying bone structure and the clear cast silicone the muscle. Several processes involved from the clients sketch to the finished piece. This piece is made to be part of an exhibition at The Wadden Sea Centre.

Cast silicone of birds breast on a oak wood bone structure

Model of Oak Bone Structure and Silicone Muscle with Sample of Different Colors for the Clients Consideration

Client: JAC Studios / The Wadden Sea Centre

Oak wood bone structure and silicone cast muscle. Epoxy placeholder for bone structure.

Finished Model of Oak Bone Structure and Silicone Muscle

Client: JAC Studios / The Wadden Sea Centre

Mold for casting silicone muscle

Parts for the Cast Process

Client: JAC Studios / The Wadden Sea Centre

Silicone cast in fiber glass mold

Partly Dismantled Glass Fiber Mold with the Silicone Piece and Placeholder Bone Structure
The silicone muscle is cast in a pressure pot to eliminate any trapped bubbles that would make the piece more opaque.

Client: JAC Studios / The Wadden Sea Centre

Master pattern painted and ready for finish

Master Pattern for the Muscle Painted and Ready for Molding after a Final Polishing

Client: JAC Studios / The Wadden Sea Centre

Sculpting of the master pattern

Sculpting of the Master Pattern for Molding

Client: JAC Studios / The Wadden Sea Centre

Casting a copy of the master bone structure

Pouring of Silicone to Make a Mold for the Placeholder Bone Structure

Client: JAC Studios / The Wadden Sea Centre