Paper 'Memory' Castings

Capture the memory of an object using this simple but effective paper casting technique.

This activity is inspired by the paper-based artworks of Royal Society of Sculptors Fellows Carole Hodgson and Hamish Black.

Casts are three-dimensional impressions in which the surface details of an object are preserved. Casting with paper involves covering an object in wet paper and drying it before removing the object. This creates a cavity that contains the exact imprint of the object. Paper has a remarkable memory and dries to create very detailed imprints, reminiscent of fossilised remains.

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Paper Memory Castings