"In the words of Mark Jenkins: Making casts with tape is a trick I figured out how to do in the fourth grade but didn't make a full-time project out of it until 2003 when I started doing street and gallery installations with the Tape Men in Rio de Janeiro. "( information from Jungle Life San Francisco)
Mark Jenkins series "Embeds", the sculptures are made of tape and then clothes are added. You can see the video on Wooster Collective, and it’s great fun to see how people react to them.
Update 1: The first experience in plastic wrap and tape made by Mark Jenkins was made in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2003. Take a look in this Wasington Post's interview.
Update 2: My friend and painter Nancy Bea gave me an interesting information about the work of the artist Duane Hanson (January 17, 1925 - January 6, 1996). He was an American post-modern sculptor known for his life-sized photorealistic works of humans, cast in various materials, including polyester resin and fiberglass. Worth to take a look here and here.
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