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Busty Sand Sculpture Causes Controversy on Cape Cod

By Ed McCormick 3 months ago 25 Views No comments

(Associated Press) YARMOUTH, Mass. — A busty mermaid sculpted from sand and placed outside a popular Cape Cod restaurant is raising eyebrows and triggering complaints.

Producing the Key Ingredient in Alginate Impression Material

By Ed McCormick 4 months ago 23 Views No comments

Alginate is an important raw material made from refined seaweed which is used in a number of industries: Such as in a wide array of medical and clinical applications. It has a number of applications in the pharmaceutical industry. In the food and beverage industry, it is used as a thickener, softener and binder. Alginate is also used for a large number of industrial applications such textiles, printer and welding. In the leisure industry it is used as a beauty treatment.

More Surprising Uses For Alginate

By Ed McCormick 4 months ago 25 Views No comments

Growing cartilage in alginate tubes

As manufacturers of a variety of skin-safe mold making materials formulated using alginate (processed seaweed), we are usually never surprised at alginate's myriad of uses. As alginates, in its various forms, are used across a wide range of industries, including the medical, pharmaceutical, food and beverage industries, industrial, crafting and special effects and even in the beauty spa. Yet here are the most recent new uses for alginates reported during the month of June 2016 that even surprise us. Please read on for three new ways this miracle material is being used:

Life-size Sculpture of a Whale and Calf by Sculptor, Stephen Kesler

By Ed McCormick 4 months ago 25 Views No comments

A life-size sculpture of a humpback whale and calf by sculptor, Stephen Kesler hangs in the lobby of the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Draper, Utah. The sculpture of the adult whale, which measures 50-feet long, was engineered to break into eight pieces to fit through aquarium's doors. The pieces were moved into the aquarium and then reassembled.

The Amazing Ice Sculpture Festival

By Ed McCormick 5 months ago 21 Views No comments

Picture: Reuters/China Daily

The 2016 annual Chinese Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival was held Harbin,Heilongjiang, China. The event began about 17 years ago, and has become a world attraction. Bringing ten to fifteen visitors, with ten thousand workers cutting and hauling ice it is the world's largest ice festival covering 600,000 square meters with ice edifices topping 46 meters high.

Cheeky Sculptor Aims for Britain's 2016 Turner Prize

By Ed McCormick 5 months ago 25 Views 1 comment

Turner Prize contender Anthea Hamilton's inspiration for her work was from the designer Gaetano Pesce. Photograph: Kyle Knodell.

The Turner Prize, named after the English painter J. M. W. Turner, is an annual prize presented to a British visual artist under the age of 50. The Tate Gallery organizes the awards which are held at the Tate Britain, The prize, established in 1984, has become the United Kingdom's most publicized art award. Though the award represents all media, some of the most controversial pieces are its sculpture – this year, it's the 18-foot “bare bottom" by Anthea Hamilton.

The Hyper Realistic Marc Sijan

By Ed McCormick 2 years ago 21 Views 1 comment

As a young artist Marc Sijan shared projects with legendary Duane Hanson to develop finishing techniques that they both incorporated into their sculptures. Sijan has elevated to pre-eminence in a golden age of hyper realistic sculpture. Hailed as the successor to Hanson as Master of the genre. Sijan is the only artist to have worked with Hanson.

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