How to Cast like Rachel Whiteread

I simply found a wardrobe … I stripped the interior … turned it on its back, drilled some holes in the doors and filled it with plaster until it overflowed.

Rachel Whiteread

Rachel Whiteread uses industrial materials such as plaster, jezmonite, concrete, resin, rubber and metal to cast everyday objects and architectural space. Her works capture negative spaces and use familiar materials and objects in unexpected ways.

Rachel Whiteread, ‘Untitled (Stairs)’ 2001

Rachel Whiteread
Untitled (Stairs) 2001
Tate

Although she makes very different objects to me it’s very interesting to learn about different casting methods and materials. Polymer-modified plaster such as jezmonite which she uses seems to be a really interesting material which I would like to experiment with.

full step by step : http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/rachel-whiteread-2319/how-to-cast-like-rachel-whiteread

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