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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Quick and Easy Sculptural Plinths


I found some beautiful vintage ceramic blocks lying in a nearby woodlot. I brought one back to the studio, scrubbed it with a wire brush and then spray painted it a gloss black. It makes a great plinth for sculpture work. Last year I found a bunch of cut wooden pieces that had once been square pillars for a building being renovated. The only problem with using them as plinths was that they had to be resurfaced because they were a bit beat up. This actually worked out well because it gave them an interesting pattern. But with these blocks, there is a natural patterning in them that makes them easier to use without resurfacing and the chipping in places gives them a truly great look. 

There is something about a plinth that gives a sculpture a truly polished and finished look. While I do not mount all my work on them, certain pieces were just meant to have one. 


Here are some of the uses I put the wooden plinths to over the past year.






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