When I went to college as a non-trad and graduated w/BFA sculpture from Univ of South Dakota, bodycasting was taught as a means to an end, a technique to build from, not for it's realistic qualities. Very few used the technique.
After I studied Segal, Neri, KiKi Smith & Rodin, taking it all in, I've created my own body of work utilitizing bodycastings.
Just because I use it for this body of work, doesn't mean cannot create a figure with another medium.
I invite you to see my website in connection with the SD Artists Network.
Check it out, is it art or craft?