Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Interactive Sculpture: I made a human armature...and added accessories.

I started with a head.

...And I made some limbs.  The arms and palms are made from Balsa.  The joints can animate, hinged together with tiny cedar dowels that I carved.  I cut the fingers from thick leather, then drilled tiny holes to imbed wire into the length of order for movement- naturally!

The accessories: paint brushes (upper right) are carved cedar with the hair of a house cat. :)  The carving tools are pounded wire with balsa handles.

This is a hand-bound leather journal with many pages to write on.  And the pencil...

...the pencil is carved from balsa and cedar wood, a little wire, and yes....that's a fully functional tip of lead to write with.

This is the size.

Hammer has a cedar handle, basswood top and painted with metallic-powder, mixed with Polyurethane gloss. 

The saw has a basswood handle and cedar "blade".  The tiny holes located on the top and bottom of the handle are itty bitty cedar dowels to secure the "blade" to the handle.

YES!!! Crows...

There's a relationship with wood and metal at the base.

The y-shaped piece of wood was given to me by my Dad.  He made it for his "pinecone sculptures" and I could never find anything to do with it, until now. The branches are from the gorgeous red madrone tree.

And here is the sculpture...

Leather vest and kilt. 
Quit pensive, with a hand-sewn leather hat.

Again, this pencil works!

4 crows sit atop the madrone.  This is a great conversational piece.  Please own it!
Stands approximately 2' 3".   PRICE:  $250

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