My process through the making of Homo Apis
Working with paper pulp (papier mache) is a lengthy process. Unlike clay, paper pulp doesn't need to be fired in a kiln. It is air-dried and finished with a sealer or varnish to protect the sculpture from humidity. It is meant for indoor display. The sculpting process starts with an inner structure, the armature. It is often assembled of wire, wood or cardboard and then fleshed out with paper or aluminum foil. The entire figure is wrapped in masking tape.