Sawhead – it’s a head…and it’s dead
The skull is formed using a one-off latex mold, into which concrete is poured and left for 48hrs.
After de-molding, the skull is sealed with several layers of primer paint. A process of layering acrylic paint using sponges and rags is then applied to the skull to obtain the desired effect. Further paint detailing is then done to finish the skull.
The painted skull is then mounted onto a base; in this case a hardwood base has been used.
The process of welding parts around the skull is then done to create the metal exoskeleton.
For Sawhead (inspired by the horror movie SAW), a dirt-bike spring has been used to create the body form below the skull. Various other engine parts form the mask including an oil sump filter, a valve from a dragster, and motorcycle chain. Recycled hedge-cutter blades form the Saw mask with motorcycle wheel spokes protruding outwards. The base is from a motorcycle brake disc.
A final spray of clear lacquer finishes off the piece.