Is unique. It consists of 14 years worth of oversprayed paint which has collected on the spray bay extraction grids at RAF Lyneham. Although the material has the appearance of heavy stone it is incredibly lightweight.
Obviously with the closure of RAF Lyneham, 'Herculite' material is no longer available at the base. So this is a rare opportunity, to not only own an original and stunning piece of artwork, either as jewellery or a stand alone sculpture, it is also a chance to have a piece of RAF history and memorabilia.
Has been sourced from the commercial industry using the same extraction process. Obviously due to the more varied colours of paints used, it produces more vibrant sculptures.
Creating a Sculpture
1. The process begins with an original pencil sketch, if it is a bespoke piece sculpting will not proceed until the client has approved the design.
2. The raw 'Herculite' (shown above) is then prepared by hand, sanding off the top hard crust, until the strata is revealed (shown below) and the 'Herculite' is then ready for the design to be applied.
3. The 'Herculite' is then hand sculpted and sanded to a smooth finish over several days until the piece resembles the original artwork.
4. Due to the porous nature of 'Herculite', up to a dozen coats of lacquer are airbrushed onto the sculpture, sanding between coats, until a perfect deep, lustre finish is achieved.