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June 2013

WOW! An Inexpensive Method to Waterproof Your Art and Everything Else, Too.

By Ed McCormick 5 years ago 419 Views 4 comments
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Now here is what you have been waiting for -- an inexpensive way to waterproof your art and sculpture in order to display it outside. This unbelievable new material will waterproof everything else, too.

Ancient Egyptian Statue Moves On Its Own, Curators At Manchester Museum Say

By Ed McCormick 5 years ago 359 Views No comments
Egyptian Statue - Small    Don't go running to mummy just yet: the spooky movements of this Egyptian statue probably have a logical explanation, even if museum curators are in de-Nile about it.

Staff at the Manchester Museum in Manchester, England say the 4,000-year-old statue, recovered from a mummy's tomb, has been spinning without anybody moving it, NDTV reports.

Metal Casting from Leonardo da Vinci’s 500-year-old ‘Horse and Rider’ Sculpture Unveiled

By Ed McCormick 5 years ago 375 Views No comments
Da Vinci Horse and Rider - small     A story you might have missed by Eric Pfeiffer, of Yahoo! News reports that a metal casting of a  504-year-old Leonardo da Vinci beeswax sculpture was unveiled in Los Angeles. "Horse and Rider" is the only known three-dimensional piece of art created by Leonardo to still exist in the world and one of only about two dozen authenticated Leonardo works in the world today.

Lincoln Life Casts Turn High Tech

By Ed McCormick 5 years ago 371 Views No comments
Lincoln Life Cast 2       Many notables of the past had life castings made of themselves. President Lincoln was no exception. The sculptor Leonard Volk in 1860 was commissioned by the U.S. government to do a full-size bronze casting ofLincoln's head. Volk wrote that it took about an hour to get his plaster to set up on Lincoln’.Now the Smithsonian is taking this face casting to another level.

Iranian ALI Member Honored

By Ed McCormick 5 years ago 343 Views No comments
 Humanitarian Award   I just heard from Iraj Moslehi, this morning. He is an Iranian based anaplastologist and member of the Association of Lifecasters International. Iraj has done some amazing work in Iran creating facial prosthetics for Iranian war victims. For all of his good works, most of which were done on a voluntary basis, Iraj was honored in May by the International Anaplastology Association (IAA) where he is also a member.

The Life Caster's Best Friend

By Ed McCormick 5 years ago 341 Views No comments
Algislo     A number of years ago we asked our chemist to develop and application that would delay the set time of alginate. After a number of trial and errors he came up with a formula we call Algislo. Through a series of symbiotic events, not only does this formula delay the set time of all alginate impression material products, it also dissolves the surface of alginate.

Hyper Realist Sculptor Jamie Salmon

By Ed McCormick 5 years ago 369 Views No comments
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Wreckage - small By Jamie Salmon   Jamie Salmon is a British born, self-taught contemporary sculptor, living and working in Vancouver, Canada. He started his career working as a commercial artist and sculptor for the movie effects industry. He specializes in hyper-realistic sculpture, both figurative and portrait, utilizing such materials as silicone rubber, resin, hair and fabric.