Photo-Sculpture Process - MATT GATTON
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THE PROCESS

Photo-sculpture as a Medium

Gatton made a series of influential portrait photo-sculptures, beginning in the 1980s, that involved considerable experimentation with materials. Here is his process.

Photosculpture Process, image one, sculpture and photograph

PUZZLING THE PORTRAIT

Gatton photographs his sitters from all angles, and then makes a portrait sculpture in plaster, clay, papier-mache, cast plastic, or glass.

SURFACE TREATMENT

Gatton collages the photographs of the person onto the surface of the sculpture. Here the portrait begins to come to life.

Photosculpture Process, image two, application of prints
Photosculpture Process, image three, application of additonal imagery

ADDITIONAL IMAGERY

Imagery is added to express something essential about the person. Here the bits of the playwright’s award winning play are incorporated into the portrait.