Sunday, January 28, 2007
Ron Mueck at the Brooklyn Museum
This is a sculpture from Ron Mueck called "Big Man" from his show at the Brooklyn Museum. You really have to see this in person to get an idea of how impressive it is.
It was about 7 or 8 feet tall and incredibly life-like. His pieces have great expressions on them as if they're aware that they're naked in a Museum and people are staring at them.
They had a short film on his process showing there, and it showed him sculpting in clay, making a cast, filling it with silicone and fiberglass and other materials, painting it, adding texture, and putting in hairs one at a time.