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Heat Wave

       

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     Heat Wave - Michelle

A decade ago, my friend Michelle and I were asked to shoot a life-casting segment for "The Living Edge". The producer had us set to shot our segment on a roof-top over-looking the East Village in NY, but the temperature was 105 degrees that day and the tar-paper roof probably topped out near 120! Needless to say, we decided NOT to shoot out segment outside and retreated to the comfort of an air-conditioned room instead.

While re-working one of Michelle's sculptures this year, I remembered how we were set to shoot on that roof-top, and I'm sure we would have melted up there ... melting away in the heat wave ... a new sculptural idea was born.

          

Heat Wave - Sasha

                 

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Originally, I intended to create a coffee-table with Sasha posed on her hands and knees. I scrapped that idea after too many problems arose, but I didn't want to scrap the casts, so I decided to try another "Heat Wave" sculpture using Sasha's hips and legs.

                   
Click here for an alternative version with "Sasha Down by the Sea".
                  
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