This is not to say that I did not have trials with this tiny piece but it did have its challenges. In the beginning I was pre-fabing the branches and the foundry was cutting them exactly where the bird had to be welded therefore re-welding in exactly the same area that was already weakened by the heat. So after several hours of "holding, welding, falling apart" this became foolish.
In the end I molded the three branches so that they could stay in tact so then it was just a matter of holding the three branches while the wren was balanced correctly with the attitude that I was trying to capture while it was welded.
I originally created this piece with my sister who lives in Georgia in mind, she and I were chatting and she mentioned that she had a wren off her deck that had an attitude, so therefore I just had to create this little guy.
Remember the popularity of the angry baby robin pictures well the wren is a great example of memorable attitudes.
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