OCEAN ANGEL - FACE
The 'Figurehead' for SeaVax is to be mounted on the stem of the ship. Unlike the statue at Solar House, the ocean angel will be made of carbon fibre to keep the mass down.
STUDY - This is the original sculpture that we are basing our Ocean Angel concept on. This Lady of the South (Southern Lady) was first hand carved in 2010 The design is Copyright © 2010 Blueplanet Universal Holdings Ltd, with all rights reserved. This art-piece may not be reproduced as a model, statue or other artwork in any scale without the prior written permission of the company.
An angel is symbolic of life and guardianship over her flock and the planet. This southern lady nurtures our hopes, breathing life into the oceans as SeaVax regenerates the polluted seas for a sustainable future.
HEAD - Before a face can be carved the artist needed to block out the head using solid sheets of foam bonded together. In these pictures you can see the first blank being fitted to the body of our angel. Copyright © photographs 1 May 2018 Cleaner Ocean Foundation Ltd. All rights reserved.
TAKING SHAPE - Bare bones wooden frame and blocks, but still the sculpture manages to capture both the swimming action of a mermaid and the flight of an angel in one mythical creature. Copyright © photographs 9 April 2018 Cleaner Ocean Foundation Ltd. All rights reserved.
WINGS - Hand crafted in sheet metal, the wings of the angel take shape. Copyright © photographs 12 April 2018 Cleaner Ocean Foundation Ltd. All rights reserved.
FORM - In this picture you can see the figurehead emerge from the block of foam. There is still a way to go where, after the 2nd stage detail is carved, this has to be locked solid using epoxy resin and woven glass cloth. The next step is to reinforce the angel's wing tips with several layers of fibreglass matt, followed by a polyurethane core and epoxy resin sealing. The 3rd stage detailing is just as time consuming using epoxy putty to fill any blemishes prior to surface preparations and a coat of 2-pack varnish ready for gilding. Copyright © photographs 16 April 2018 Cleaner Ocean Foundation Ltd. All rights reserved.
WINGED - The foam is shaped and prepped ready to be coated in epoxy resin then laminated with two layers of glass fibre cloth. This is how they make surfboards and the laminating system is more or less the same. Copyright © photographs 19 April 2018 Cleaner Ocean Foundation Ltd. All rights reserved.
TAILFINS - The feet and tail need a bit more shaping before the back can be laminated with epoxy resin and glass cloth. After that the body needs final shaping before that too is preserved with a layer of resin and glass. Copyright © photographs 23 April 2018 Cleaner Ocean Foundation Ltd. All rights reserved.
FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH - This is the plinth on which our angel will be mounted. Please note that these photographs of the fountain of youth and statue build are Copyright © 18 July 2017 Cleaner Ocean Foundation Ltd., all rights reserved.
BODY OF AN ANGEL - See the making of the body of the angel in more detail.
FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH - There are water fountains all over the world. Some explorers have devoted their lived to finding mythical waters that are supposed to imbue those who drink from them with longer lives. One of the secrets to a long and happy life is to stay active and exercise daily. Another tip is to eat healthy food and not too much.
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