Step 7: Molding The Monument
Once the sculpture as been partitioned into sections (in this case with playing cards), then a silicon rubber is painted over the surface. Once the entire surface has been coated in silicon rubber it must be backed by a "mother mold". This is usually plaster or epoxy and holds the shape of each panel since the rubber has no structure.
Each mother mold panel should be numbered and a map created so the foundry can later assemble the bronze panels.