Male Torso

Cast gypsum, steel, wood.
See how this sculpture was made

FROM NEWS: Meramec College Sculpture Department to host a BODYCAST DEMONSTRATION

Observe first hand the amazing process of casting the human form as Philip Hitchcock demonstrates the technique using a live nude model on Monday, October 24, 2005, at Meramec College in St. Louis. The event takes place from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. in room HE131 and also includes a video and slide presentation by the artist.

The artist will apply alginate, a gooey, dental impression material, to his bare fleshed model to create a negative mold. Later the mold is filled with gypsum, a cement like mixture, to create the positive casting.

The event is free and open to the public. The public demonstration kicks off a week of classes led by Hitchcock wherein sculpture students will learn the basics of casting from life.

Meramec College is located at 11333 Big Bend Blvd. Saint Louis, MO


Los Angeles - For ten years P.A.W.S. L.A. (Pets Are Wonderful Support) has recognized the unconditional love provided by companion animals and has been dedicated to enriching the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS by empowering them to keep and care for their beloved pets. This year's celebrity studded art auction, held on November 7, at the El Rey Theatre, raised over $100,000. Among the celebrities present were Anjelica Houston, Greg Gorman, John Shlesinger, and Kathy Najimy. Dozens of artists donated works to the event including David Hockney, Bruce Weber, and Philip Hitchcock whose arresting "Male Torso" sculpture fetched an impressive $1000. for the cause.