Welcome to the exciting
realm of Art of Anatomy, Personal Body Sculptures by Shane. Imagine
being able to create your own family heirloom, which can be handed
down from you to your children, grandchildren and generations to
come, forever memorializing a part of you!
A life casting, or "personal body sculpture" is a three
dimensional plaster cast sculpted from your body, using medical
quality gypsum plaster cloth or alginate of plaster.
The process begins with an initial one-on-one evaluation session
with Shane. You make a casting selection of your "Art of Anatomy",
including finish application and the mounting and display method.
There are a variety of finish applications available for your selection,
including metallic paints such as bronze, copper, and silver. Other
applications consist of acrylic paints, designs, marble and other
faux finishes. Methods of display range from plexiglass encasement
to pedestal bases of wood, marble, plexiglass and the like.
Depending upon your
selection, some sculptures can be enhanced with illumination. Neon
backlighting creates an aura of color and adds additional dimension
to your personal body sculpture.
After your selection process, the sculpting phase begins and your
entire sculpting experience is captured on video tape.
Next, an application of petroleum jelly is applied directly to
the body which acts as a release agent allowing for the removal
of the casting mold. The casting mold is then filled and sanded
to perfection. Then and only then is your pre-selected finish applied
to the surface of your sculpture. Once finished, a clear coat is
applied to increase the beauty of the finish and preserve it's integrity.
Your personal body sculpture from "Art of Anatomy" is
now ready for delivery!