Belly Cast

Belly cast, decorated

While they were expecting their first child, some friends made a plaster cast of the mother’s belly. She was a fan of daisies, and loved the orange-and-pink color combination. After their son was born they asked me to decorate the plaster torso casting, so they could hang it on their wall as three-dimensional art.

Painting a two-dimensional image on a three-dimensional surface presented challenges, but it was fun, and the family was thrilled with the result. The petals around the edge I cut out of thin veneer wood.

Materials used: acrylic paint, plaster, gauze, veneer plywood. Private collection; not for sale.