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Esmeralda: The Dancing Salmon


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Photo 6967 viewsOn the Left you see the half rounds of glass drops imbedded in her body to accentuate her movement. I had to glue these particular pieces in because they kept sliding down. The other beads and tiles held in the cement on their own. She has a couple of tassels hanging from her fins made from wire.
On the right is a close of of her leg. The stripes on her stocking was a 2 part masking tape sequence. Notice her shoe...at the toe and heel are the two steel tubes that slide into a base framework. This is the sole support system to hold her upright and steady. My dear cousin did a rather perfect engineering job.
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Photo 51240 viewsOn the Left is the start of covering her in cement. I used white portland cement and fine sand and acyrlic admix. The closer I got to the desired shape the more admix I would use.
On the right you see her dress. The theme of her dress is a primal landscape of a fire sky, the sky as celestial cues, our lush green mountains of the Pacific N.W., and little black and white glass tiled "cording" to tie in with her striped stockings!. She has beads imbedded into her collar. The blue sky has glass stars. On the final color coat I used Milestone hybridized cement mixed with a slight amount of fine sand, Milestone acrylic admix ( no water or very little). The color is the liquid pigments that are squeezed into paint, bought by the ounce from the paint department of a local hardware store.
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Photo 41010 viewsTo make her legs I first added to her tail with extra mesh and then formed her legs out of foam.
I glued the foam and the strings you see here on the right are just holding it tightly while drying.
I then carved her legs into something a bit more shapely.
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Photo 31015 viewsI wanted her to look in good form dancing so we split her to make a graceful curve on her back. On the left you can see where it was split.
On the right you see where the dress was put over the split area. The Dress. I glued scraps of foam with tubes of liquid nails adhesive and then formed expanded metal mesh around her held in place with nails into the foam. I also used foam in a can to fill in cavities.
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Photo 11052 viewsI am a newby to the fc group. My name is Ela , my fish is Esmeralda. Ever heard of Cows on Parade? The project I was invovled with was called Soul Salmon, a Pacific N.W. version working with a 7' fiberglass salmon to raise funds and awareness for salmon habitat, in an artful way. I submitted my sketch to an organization who put out a call to artists. My entry was selected. I had no idea that my little sketch would end up so big!
Here I am on the left, the proud mother of a now 10' tall Salmon Goddess. The title of the piece is "Save the Last Dance For Me". She is covered in cement and rests in a base of real and fake rocks. Scattered on the rocks is a poem I wrote. On the right is the fiberglass fish I started with.
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Photo 7806 viewsThe other leg.
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Photo 81076 viewsHere is a postcard with the poem that is written on the rocks.
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Photo 2956 viewsEach artist received a fiberglass fish made by a boat builder in our town. I ordered this in halves, a fillet. My cousin helped me with the internal guts. He designed and welded this steel armature and a base unit which would eventually put this dancing diva on her toe.The bulk of the weight is low, her approximate finished body weight is about 125 lbs.

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ela13.jpg
Photo 81076 viewsHere is a postcard with the poem that is written on the rocks.Feb 01, 2005
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Photo 7806 viewsThe other leg.Feb 01, 2005
ela10.jpg
Photo 6967 viewsOn the Left you see the half rounds of glass drops imbedded in her body to accentuate her movement. I had to glue these particular pieces in because they kept sliding down. The other beads and tiles held in the cement on their own. She has a couple of tassels hanging from her fins made from wire.
On the right is a close of of her leg. The stripes on her stocking was a 2 part masking tape sequence. Notice her shoe...at the toe and heel are the two steel tubes that slide into a base framework. This is the sole support system to hold her upright and steady. My dear cousin did a rather perfect engineering job.
Feb 01, 2005
ela08.jpg
Photo 51240 viewsOn the Left is the start of covering her in cement. I used white portland cement and fine sand and acyrlic admix. The closer I got to the desired shape the more admix I would use.
On the right you see her dress. The theme of her dress is a primal landscape of a fire sky, the sky as celestial cues, our lush green mountains of the Pacific N.W., and little black and white glass tiled "cording" to tie in with her striped stockings!. She has beads imbedded into her collar. The blue sky has glass stars. On the final color coat I used Milestone hybridized cement mixed with a slight amount of fine sand, Milestone acrylic admix ( no water or very little). The color is the liquid pigments that are squeezed into paint, bought by the ounce from the paint department of a local hardware store.
Feb 01, 2005
ela06.jpg
Photo 41010 viewsTo make her legs I first added to her tail with extra mesh and then formed her legs out of foam.
I glued the foam and the strings you see here on the right are just holding it tightly while drying.
I then carved her legs into something a bit more shapely.
Feb 01, 2005
ela04.jpg
Photo 31015 viewsI wanted her to look in good form dancing so we split her to make a graceful curve on her back. On the left you can see where it was split.
On the right you see where the dress was put over the split area. The Dress. I glued scraps of foam with tubes of liquid nails adhesive and then formed expanded metal mesh around her held in place with nails into the foam. I also used foam in a can to fill in cavities.
Feb 01, 2005
ela03.jpg
Photo 2956 viewsEach artist received a fiberglass fish made by a boat builder in our town. I ordered this in halves, a fillet. My cousin helped me with the internal guts. He designed and welded this steel armature and a base unit which would eventually put this dancing diva on her toe.The bulk of the weight is low, her approximate finished body weight is about 125 lbs.Feb 01, 2005
ela01.jpg
Photo 11052 viewsI am a newby to the fc group. My name is Ela , my fish is Esmeralda. Ever heard of Cows on Parade? The project I was invovled with was called Soul Salmon, a Pacific N.W. version working with a 7' fiberglass salmon to raise funds and awareness for salmon habitat, in an artful way. I submitted my sketch to an organization who put out a call to artists. My entry was selected. I had no idea that my little sketch would end up so big!
Here I am on the left, the proud mother of a now 10' tall Salmon Goddess. The title of the piece is "Save the Last Dance For Me". She is covered in cement and rests in a base of real and fake rocks. Scattered on the rocks is a poem I wrote. On the right is the fiberglass fish I started with.
Feb 01, 2005