Sep 102012
 
The cast of Track #53


Track number 53 was the 18th print to be cast. Being so shallow, this footprint presented a bit of a problem when I was casting it. I had to pour the casting material over and around the impression rather than into it since there was so little depth the print itself. The resulting cast captured some of the cracks that can be seen in the surrounding substrate. This cracking was a result of the contraction of the mud as it dried.

Click the following link to see more photographs of this cast, and to read more of my commentary about Track #53 of the London Trackway.


The medial, or inside, view of  the cast.