Contemporary plastic art is in constant search of form, content and ideological content of the works. Postmodernism involves a variety of techniques that are constantly emerging new areas related to the use of substandard material. In recent years, a large spread of sculptures from foam.
Among the professional artists use the foam are more rare than the rule. But among fans of this material has become increasingly popular. This is due to the ease in handling of the material, the unlimited possibilities in shaping the mass of any shape, resistance to impact of external factors, accessibility of the foam.
Still the sculpture of foam not crossed the bounds decorativeness and amateurism. Most of the sculptures decorate the gardens and garden Palisades. But the mass of this passion gives hope that soon master will appreciate this material.
Technologically, the creation of sculptures from foam it looks complicated: you must create a frame out of plastic bottles, cups, cans, connected by means of hoses, drinking straws or wire. The second stage is spraying foam on the frame, and ends with giving the sculpture the necessary forms using the sculpting hands in wet gloves. After solidification of the material the sculpture is treated an ordinary pocketknife, sandpaper, and then painted nitro.
The subjects of the sculptures from foam simple and naive. Since the vast majority of them are for decoration suburban areas, the lion’s share of sculptures of fairy – tale characters and ordinary suburban sculptures of gnomes, animals, mushrooms and flowers.
Create foam sculptures became so massive that in that direction there were even some trends. Popular image of dinosaurs, ancient dinosaurs and fantastic creatures. Much attention to Amateur sculptors give to the heroes of modern fiction fighters: transformers, superheroes, heroes of horror films.
A separate direction in the foam sculpture – the creation of the garden of lanterns in the Japanese style. The lights give the garden a special charm and Oriental flavor.
Global network replete with all sorts of master classes on making sculptures from foam. Exact instructions includes illustrations and video tutorials allow you to engage in sculpture, even a novice, unfamiliar with this art.
Major manufacturers mounting silicone foam often for advertising purposes organise whole festivals foam sculptures, as well as supply material art Academy for the experiments of young sculptors.
During a similar festival in Estonia was created the famous sculpture of a nun, George Oates and other famous Estonians.
Foam material grateful, giving plenty of opportunities for imagination, but also strong and durable enough.