I am still working on my theme of portable museum – I now have 20 resins with ‘things’ embedded in them.
I love the smoothness and clarity of resin and how it gives permanence by trapping objects like amber. I have been thinking about what to do with a pair of leather army boots that belonged to my dad. They are heavy duty boots with leather laces and metal segs in the soles. I had considered encasing them in a square block of resin but this would mean they were imprisoned for ever so I decided to cast the bottom of the boots then when the resin dried, turn them upside down and cast the tops.
It gives the illusion that they are being cracked open like an easter egg. I’m glad I decided against the perfection of a clear square – this makes them so much more interesting.