At Artistry, Lundin showed both horizontal and vertical concrete work. She started by priming a wall with liquid polymer and covering it with vertical overlay cement, handcarving radius rockwork textured with skins to add realism. She also used a deeply pitted texture mat to increase the aged effect of the rocks.
Her most challenging design was a sculpted Greek figure. She started by drawing a full-scale design on paper and marking the pattern in charcoal on the back side. When she pressed the paper against the fresh 1 ½-inch-thick vertical overlay mix, the charcoal transferred the design. She then carved the 3-D shape with a grout trowel and clay modeling tools. She layered and carved the vertical mix to add dimension and detail, using both water- and solvent-based stains to provide color.
View more of the best in decorative concrete from the 2009 artistry demos at the World of Concrete.