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sculptor, painter, mixed media artist

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

CrowHeart

Sometimes I work on pieces so long I forget whether I've posted them or not. This piece took over a year but it's been complete for probably the last couple months. I lost steam like 3 or 4 times when making it. But now it's finally complete and I love it.


My crow was first formed out of chicken wire.


The wire is covered in joint compound.


Joint compound, once dried, sands up very nicely.


It's also very porous so it takes a LOT of paint to cover.


Originally I thought I piece of wood from our scrap pile would work as a stand. But all that wire and joint compound made my poor little crow (umm, or actually rather LARGE crow) extremely heavy. So The Man made a flat side to this log. Then He drilled holes in it to slide the legs down in. I thought I might need to pour some kind of two-part resin down in to secure it. But this baby isn't going anywhere!!!