Sunday, October 16, 2011

First incarcerated then plastered

Which is unusual as for most people it's the other way: getting plastered leads to incarceration.

In prison this morning and I talked about Jesus as the first truly holistic healer. Okay, maybe not the first but the best. It's what I was getting excited about when I led the bible study in Zac's and when I'd finished this morning I let out a big sigh. It's unusual for me to feel so strongly and I hope that came over. Lots of the men said thank you after and appreciated the service, which included some great singing led by Jez - not me you'll be relieved to hear if you've ever had the misfortune of standing next to me when I've been in full voice at a rugby match - and a solo from him.

From prison I went straight to Tina's. She's an artist working on a piece for Zac's Place. Sean had funding and commissioned a number of artists to create works based on the beatitudes. Tina has 'Blessed are the merciful' and she's making faces.

The first layer: the stuff dentists use to make moulds of teeth.
Artist at work.
Second (and third and fourth) layer: plaster bandage that had to be left on to dry.
The finished mould looking depressingly life-like with all my wrinkles.
Tina will use the mould to make a clay face and then she'll combine all the faces she's doing into a larger piece, which I'll show you when it's finally competed and unveiled.

So that's how I spent my Sunday ...

6 comments:

jams o donnell said...

Wonderful. You will be immortalised!

Furtheron said...

Amazing!

Leslie: said...

ooohhh...was it terribly uncomfortable?

CherryPie said...

That looks as if it would be really uncomfortable...

Rose said...

You are a brave woman, Liz! How long did this whole process take?

Liz said...

I will be hung in Canterbury Cathedral one day, jams!

It wasn't that uncomfortable and only took about half an hour altogether so was quite bearable.