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Ypsilanti Water Tower Candle - Painted

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Ypsilanti Water Tower Candle - Painted

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The historic stone tower in Ypsilanti, MI is not only an area landmark, but holds a place of quirky distinction and local pride.  It borders both Eastern Michigan University where I went to art school, and the Normal Park neighborhood where I live. This candle is offered in celebration of our beloved water tower – uniquely Ypsilanti.

Ypsilanti Water Tower Candle in production. Silicone glove mold, plaster shell, paraffin wax.

The tower was designed by William R. Coats and completed in 1890. It sits atop the highest point in Ypsilanti. Made of Joliet limestone, the tower is almost 150 feet tall.  For more information about Ypsilanti’s historic stone tower, visit YCUA.

My Ypsilanti Water Tower Candle is 8.5” tall, and is made of paraffin wax. All candles are unscented. They are made using a 2-part silicone glove mold & plaster mold combination. Each is cast in a two step process. For the painted candle, a primer is first applied. Layers of diluted paint are applied and wiped off to enhance detail. The candle is then placed on a turntable to paint the dome and create the wood-like texture of the tower's shingles. Finally the edge of the base is carved and the base is flattened on a hot surface. Unscented.

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All canvas used is heavy cotton duck canvas, stretched in-studio onto wood stretchers. The gesso used is of high quality, and each painting receives a minimum of three coats to ensure a stable painting surface. Masonite and MDF board are used for panels, and are sealed with the same care as canvases. Archival materials are used throughout the process. Found object works contain a variety of media. In all cases, I've used a two-part resin to seal objects and protect the surface. All work made to last for decades to come.

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