Step 9: Painting

To paint the hand, I first sprayed on a layer of white primer.

Once this had dried, I masked off everything below the edge of the glove with tape and added a layer of blue latex paint to give the appearance of a latex glove.

I finished off the sculpture with a layer of clear enamel varnish to protect it from the elements.
<p>I'm very curious as to how long it stayed there. Was it eventually removed, or did it remain until it fell apart?</p>
<p>I bought a prostate massager. Tried it out for about 30 minutes and it didn't do anything for me.</p>
I will definately be doing this one. FANTASTIC!!! Where do I get the dental alginate, how much? Alginate online is kinda pricey. Is dental alginate different from the stuff slapped on a face for a life cast? Your little sculpture will impact many lives, from the potential male, to his family and friends...we all have a ripple-effect. Good job my friend!
Both amusing and serious, ...........genius <br><br>you should consider a career in advertising :)
wouldnt you have put it on the side facing the water where more people mit like to sit. great idea though. it is totally awesome and it can help people (men) to realise how deadly cancer is. and yes it could save some lives.
oh. my. god. best idea ever. i hope nobody sits on it though!
Great job. It's very clever and hopefully someone will benefit by it. Who knows, you might save some lives with this!
Thanks, Splazem, that's exactly the idea. There needs to be more integration between street art and public health.
the finger is supposed to be pointing at you and telling you to get checked right?
I'd have to say it points to the very core of your soul...
I've heard it said that the prostate is the seat of a man's soul.
I thought the finger isn't straight up because it's representing the prostate cancer... Art has many angles to it, it seems. This tutorial is impressive, I like this kind of street art.
That's more or less the idea ;-)
very creative. I really like your choice of where you installed it. Park bench .. BRILLIANT!!<br><br>
Thanks, Lorddrake. I was initially considering gluing it to a bus seat, but I thought that wouldn't really be appreciated during rush hour.
My dad is a prostate cancer survivor.... so for me, i am loving this!
Thanks, glad you like it :-)
THIS IS FANTASTIC<br><br>As a health educator, I give you an A+!
Thanks, Jessy!
Nicely done and placed! Let's just hope that no one sits on it though :-/
I'm sure most people's reflexes are brisk enough that they'll stop sitting down once they feel a rigid finger pointing into their buttocks.
This is fantastic, hope that we see a lot more popping up all over the place. One question - how to you think it would cope with the glorious british weather?
I think that a different material might be called for back home in the UK. Maybe concrete or something coated in latex. I'm hoping that the enamel varnish and the latex paint on my plaster hand will go some way to protecting it against the sea air in San Francisco, though.<br><br>Give it a try! Let me know how it turns out.
This is really great - not just the sculpture, but for the cause that it supports.
Cheers - let's give the finger to prostate cancer.
This is really awesome. I was shocked to see this didn't have any comments, so I had to tell you--you're awesome.
Thanks! It's nice to be appreciated :-)
great placement, nice work!

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