This term, I am using wax and sculpting in a greater size- life size hopefully.
I have been drawn to the translucency of paraffin wax, and how you can see objects placed in the wax to a certain distance. Tracing paper has a similar effect. I have experimented with this on my studio wall. Also in my studio is a candle from home, which my mom reminded me of when I told her about my idea, this has flowers which are preserved in a scented wax.
here are some artists who practice hyper-realism. I have considered using a similar style for my sculpture, as the viewer can empathise easier with the subject.
here are some tutorials on how to cast using silicone- it can be left clear, but with colouring, the effect of the skin is very close to real life.
Here is Rebecca Stevenson‘s work, she uses polyester, wax and resin to create her sculptures. I love the delicacy she has achieved with the wax.
Here is some research into anatomy for sculpture