This listing is for an original, one of a kind piece. This bird was sculpted by hand and there is no other like it. It was painted by brush with traditional oils and pearling pigments. Many of its feather possess a opalescent quality and change colour based on lighting. There is a hidden nest of golden eggs nestled between its wings. The bird stands easily on its tail plumbs which are somewhat adjustable. It is approximately 18.5 x 9 x 4.5 inches. Despite its frailty and beauty, this is quite a robust sculpture.
Each sculpture is handmade and painted with no more tools than fingers and a paint brush. By virtue of this primal process, each creation is completely unique and produced in a fluid and intuitive manner. The process begins with a handmade metal armature over which light weight clay is sculpted. The painting is done with acrylic or oil
pigments and the embedded eyes are glass. When complete the whole piece is glazed to intensify colour and strength. With inspiration derived from animal physiology and a love of the fantastic, grotesque and absurd, each sculpture is unique and personable. The immensely detailed craftsmanship is rich and thoughtful and never molded or replicated.
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