Tuesday, 5 March 2013
Outside one of the 3rd years had constructed a small furnace from a large vegetable oil can, lined with concrete and powered by a hair dryer and tube which raised the temperature to the 600+degrees necessay to melt aluminium [mostly what looked like televison aerials] to then pour into moulds to make ingots.
All the male staff gathered at various times to give him advice and encouragement and extra bits of stuff to melt. [Later he had a BBQ with much references to Queenies gastro enteritus.]
It did feel very art schooly.
Finally our techie got round to my moulding and performed the trick in a matter of minutes. I was exhausted just from holding my tongue and not storming out while I was waiting. Nothing is timetable/organised in this place but somehow in the end, if you persevere, things will get made.
The painting is a self portraitish started at w/e, too cold for a nude. It got considerably worse as I fiddled so have to have another go today, would like to set fire to it but have an Assessment on Monday and must put something in.