Today, I finally brought all of my components together and set Boudica up in the studio. This was a very enjoyable yet nerve-wracking process, as it was great to see everything working together but terrifying in case something went wrong!
Once I had assembled everything, I spent a few hours doing any finishing touches- I spent quite a long time curling and knotting hair to give that all important windswept look!
By the time I had finished, I felt exhausted, but very happy. It really is an incredible feeling to see something that you have worked on flat out for a year come together, and I feel very proud of myself.
My name is Siobhan O'Dwyer, and I am a third year BA (Hons) Technical Arts and Special Effects student at Wimbledon College of Art.
This blog documents my journey towards creating a lifesize realistic waxwork of Boudica, Queen of the Iceni Tribe in the early first century AD.
Here you will find both my research processes and practical processes throughout the year, as well as numerous gallery and museum visits, as well as some conceptual art and general thoughts.
If you have any enquiries or questions regarding my work, feel free to email me. Happy reading!