Creating the Latex Casting
Jorge mixes the latex that will be used to create the cast of the interior walls of the swimming pool building.
After the first coating is applied to the walls, Jorge goes through with a smaller brush to seal any spots missed in the initial coat.
Envisioning the Placement
As the latex dries, the artist takes time to envision where the final piece will be displayed. The swimming pool, long left unused, will be the resting place for these considerable pieces.
In order to create the audio aspect of the Watershed Moment exhibition, Jorge traveled to several water sources throughout New York State to capture audio recordings.
The Croton Dam
One of the water sources Jorge recorded to incorporate into the Watershed Moment was at the Croton Dam, which is a part of the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail and only 13 miles from Lyndhurst.
Lifting and Peeling
Using scaffolding and patience, the dried latex is lifted away from the wall.
Latex in the Light
The semi-transparency of the finished latex creates a delicate appearance in contradiction of its fortified nature.
Raising the Finished Piece
Jorge directs the final placement of the finished latex piece.
The Final Piece
The final piece of the exhibition. The latex is suspended above the pool, casting shadows and creating a unique walkway throughout the building.