I spent the majority of the morning and afternoon at The Rubin Museum of Art. Literally like a block away from school, this cute little museum entertained me for the day. The Rubin Museum of Art is dedicated to the collection, display, and preservation of the art of the Himalayas and surrounding regions, especially Tibetan art.
My favorite of the exhibits was the "Bodies in Balance: The Art of Tibetan Medicine." The majority of the exhibit contains medical paintings demonstrating aspects of Tibetan medicine such as human anatomy, causes and effects of illness, diagnosis, and treatment. The subject matter of the paintings are taken directly from the Blue Beryl. The Blue Beryl is a medical handbook that was commissioned by the Great Fifth Dalai Lama to be painted between 1687-1703. There are originally 79 paintings.
I absolutely loved these paintings and the details each one holds. I even bought a book containing all of them. If you want to borrow it- let me know, it's beautiful!
Not the best video, but basically you add whatever you want onto a tray and then lower it into the container below, then heat up the plastic and then raise the lever to introduce the original material to the layer of hot plastic. Then you turn on the vacuum and allow the plastic to completely mold to the material and then release it. In this example, he was using a plaster face mold.
I also ordered 20 more mini dishes and 20 more larger ones. I'm planing on filling a whole section of my studio with these dishes. They look amazing all spread out next to each other.
If the painting with resin experiment doesn't work out tomorrow, I will just continue with the bead mosaics and fill the rest of the dishes that way.