Divine Designs LifecastArtist/Painter Male Independence, Missouri, US
My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/DivineDesignsLifecasting Divine Designs Lifecasting
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About MeHello everyone! My name is Andrew Resch and I am a lifecasting sculpture artist. I have worked as a professional artist in one form or another for most of my adult life. Together with my Wife Jackie we make up "DIVINE DESIGNS LIFECASTING" I am also a licensed medical professional (Paramedic) and am approaching a time in my life when I will have to consider bringing that part of my working career to an end. Fast approaching my 50's I am beginning to concentrate more fully on my artwork. We have been mostly doing pregnancy castings, portrait castings, baby hands, feet, etc etc. Lately we have been contracting with models in our area and are in the process of producing some major league pieces. We are limited only by our imaginations and after nearly 30 years of art experience I've never found the bottom of that particular well! If you like what we are doing and what we are about, reach out and contact us and maybe together we can make the world just a little bit prettier! We look forward to hearing from you!
Here is the experience from the models perspective...
I wanted to go over my experience with Divine Designs and my maternity belly casting.
So when I was about 5 months pregnant I saw a belly casting and decided it was DEFINITELY something I wanted to do while I was pregnant. I did some research and found a few individuals that did such artwork. I was really drawn to Divine Designs because it as a husband and wife team.
I of course blanked out my desire until I was about 8 months pregnant, Christmas was a week away and my doctor started telling me she thinks I'm going to deliver early. I frantically reached out to Andy to see how soon we could get my casting done. He quickly accommodated my pregnancy brain and we scheduled a casting for a few days out.
When Andy and his wife Jackie arrived I was instantly at ease as they are just normal, down to earth people. We discussed what it is that I actually wanted to cast, from my neck to my shoulders down to the bottom of my belly~ all details included. Once they knew exactly what I wanted they explained the casting process and they went to work.
They were very professional and never made me feel uncomfortable or awkward despite the fact that I was 8 ½ months pregnant, naked from the waist up and being covered with goo and small strips of plaster. During the processes we all laughed and joked (even though I was supposed to be holding still). When the work was done and the mold was complete they carefully peeled it off of me and I headed for the shower.
When I came back to my kitchen, everything was all cleaned up. They had picked up the tarp and cleaned up all the plaster mess. They took my mold with them and the wait began.
It took them about 2 weeks to complete my casting and I was anxiously awaiting its return. When Andy and his wife Jackie brought my belly to me I was speechless. I loved it so much it was hard to believe. I would have had no way of knowing just how special this piece would become to me.
I hung my belly casting at the bottom of my stairs so EVERY TIME I walk down my stairs my pregnant body is staring me in the face. My son and I often stop and talk about 'the belly' and how he was in mommy's tummy when the cast was made. He loves to be lifted up so he can kiss the belly. I literally look at the belly about 10-15 times a day. Almost 2 years later, it never ceases to amaze me . . . Every time I look at the casting it reminds me what a miracle children are and how amazing the process of making, carrying and delivering a child actually is.
Honestly, of all the things I did or didn't do while I was pregnant. This is one thing I am eternally grateful for and will cherish for the rest of my life. Can't wait to make another casting with you guys. . .. Thank you for the best memory a photo couldn't catch!!