Packing Tape Casting

PackingTapeSculpturesUsing the work of artists George Segal and Mark Jenkins as references, students began making life-size sculptures of themselves using clear packing tape as a casting material.

One of the most important bits of information to remember is that the first layer is put on sticky side UP and then 3-4 more layers of tape are applied sticky side DOWN. Students cast themselves (with help from other students) in sections and used rounded-tip scissors to carefully remove each cast. Seams were taped up and the body section casts were taped together.

Art-rageous Packing Tape Body Casting

Mark Jenkins