Here is my 2nd sculpture in cement “Return”.
This is a sculpture I have done in bronze before. My challenge was to first work the top side, wait until the cement had hardened enough to turn over and then carve the 2nd side.
It worked beautifully.
But the sculpture invites to be touched- and the cement is pretty rough. So I waited patiently for the cement to cure. I used the time to order a sample set of diamond sanding pads.
I was surprised how well I was able to sand the piece down by hand. It now feels smooth enough to touch. Also the edges got nice and crisp. I took it to 400 grid. The sample set goes up to 3600, but I found the difference of the next pads was so minimal that I left it at 400.
Now I will let the piece totally dry out and I might put a sealer on it.