The complex polyurethane foam sculpture depicted above was crafted from our LAST-A-FOAM® FR-6712 Aerospace-Grade material by sculptor Joy Taylor of Newport Beach, California.
Taylor said that the bonding ability of the LAST-A-FOAM® product, coupled with the large block sizes available, made it easy to create this sculpture. The original pattern was constructed from several 24” x 30” x 48” pieces of 12-lb. foam.
Terra Cotta Sculptures
Los Angeles-based sculptor Laura Larson used our LAST-A-FOAM® FR-6706 Aerospace-Grade material to create mold patterns for terra cotta sculptures. These sculptures decorate columns at the front of a Los Angeles Department of Transportation building.
The photos were taken at Gladding, McBean in Lincoln, California, where the terra cotta pieces were manufactured.
Larson clearly appreciated the advantages of our anti-static foam boards, which allow crisp cutting and excellent edge definition in her polyurethane sculptures.
“I really enjoyed working with your foam,” Larson said. “I had been working with pressed foam—the kind that balls up and snows everywhere when you cut it. Working with your foam was a much different experience that required and enabled more finesse. It was perfect for this project …Thanks!”
Carved Voll Action Figure
Creative Spectrum, Inc. principal and product designer Roman Kashalapov crafted his “Voll” action figure using General Plastics’ LAST-A-FOAM® FR-7108 model and prototype foam. Kashalapov's figure, a creation crafted in the style of a mythic Greek satyr, was hand-carved and painted as a new-product concept.
The excellent carving and finishing properties of LAST-A-FOAM® FR-7100 in densities lower than 10 lbs. per cubic foot produced stunning results in this project, allowing the rendering of fine details and smooth surfaces.
There is no visual evidence this figure is made of foam. The easy shaping and bonding of the material allowed the incorporation of other materials (chain) in the final rendition, as well as movable joints.
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