Friday, February 12, 2016

"Feisty Visitor"

This was a fun quick piece also because of not only the size but of the nature of this cute little wren. I really want people to feel the energy that this little guy puts forth in all his daily struggles.

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.
Feisty Visitor

When the branches were created and molded I went ahead and placed the feet onto the limbs so that created a problem in getting the feet to line up with the body each and every time. So basically this is a sweet piece that has already sold Ed. 1,2, and 3 but in other ways it has been the piece from H*ll because of not anticipating all the problems created in the welding process.

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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