Description: Various full bodies in wetsuits
Commission Price: £POA
Nine full body casts in wetsuits created by us for artist Damien Hirst for his Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable show in 2017 in Venice. We had to develop a brand new technique to preserve the wetsuit texture and
We used a team of six rather than the usual five as it was necessary to work super fast for the safety of the models who could not regulate their body temperature in the wetsuits and were thus in danger of fainting. A nurse was present for all the castings just in case but in the end she was not needed. We know what we’re doing but model safety is always paramount. Despite the difficulty of these pieces they were not hugely expensive as the faces and hands and feet were added later. They actually worked out cheaper than normal clothed figures which do need heads, hands and feet!