Life Casting Explained: EnvironMolds

What they would see is that life casting is more than simply taking a mold from the body. It is what the artist does with that mold – how he poses it, how he casts it, the story he tells about it that completes the answer to what is lifecasting. In fact, when properly executed, life casting, like painting, dancing, playing an instrument or sculpting it is an art form all to itself.

Life casting is about craftsmanship – as much as it is with a cabinetmaker or a fine furniture designer. It is about technique – just as with an accomplished painter. It is about dimensional visualization – just as in sculpting and in photography. For lifecasting is a blend of all these skills, the sculptor, the painter, the craftsman and the photographer.

To an amateur lifecaster the art is also about realistic preservation. It is a means of creating a lifelong memory of a relative or loved one. A baby’s hands, or the foot of a child in a ballet slipper, or a face, or the hands of two lovers, are all very precious to those who commissioned them. It is different than a painting or a sculpture, as it has actually touched the person that it represents, evoking more emotion and more sentiment than any other art form.

So perhaps the better definition of lifecasting is that it is an art form by itself for the artistic preservation of the memory of the model that is was molded from or an emotion evoking sculpture so real that the fingerprints are evident.

Important Life Casting Links

Follow along in our exploration of lifecasting by chosing the links below to enter the artistic world of lifecasting:

Life Casting Links Life Casting Links Life Casting Links
 Lifecasting Introduction
Hand Casting Examples Full Body Casting Example
 Lifecasting Workshops How to Create Hand Castings Lifecasting Art Collection
 Face Casting Examples Casting a Ring of Hands Torso Casting Live
 Creating a Face Casting Lifecast Baby Casting Bodycasting Hall of Fame
 Torso Cast Examples Ear Casting Lifecasting Workshops
 Casting the Nude Torso Lifecasting Videos  

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