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This item is a custom order for a beast of burden. The beast may be any animal, either stylized or realistic. These creatures normally range around 10-12 inches in length or hieght. They are essentially a 'large' size but they generally contain a greater density of detail due to being burdened.

The burden may be any sort of luggage. Some popular choices include, antique style cages, plants, saddles, lanterns, other smaller animals... The possibilities are wide open.

When you purchase or are thinking or purchasing this item I am happy to discuss ideas or work with reference material. I can accommodate highly specific or vague ideas.
Please note all the images associated with this listing are previously commissioned pieces. They are already sold and cannot be replicated. These images are meant to serve as inspiration for your own personalized creation and demonstrate the breadth of possibility for what can be made.

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 or acrylic. 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.

****Note for Christmas Shoppers**** After the month of October I do not guarantee Christmas arrival on custom orders. Due to the large amount of orders I receive at this time it becomes very difficult to project finishing times. This is not to say your order will not arrive for Christmas, but simply that I cannot guarantee it. Therefore you are welcome to continue to order Christmas commissions baring in mind that you may need to give an IOU card the day of. If you already ordered a commission with the intention of giving it as a Christmas or Holiday Gift, regardless of when it was ordered, it is important that you let me know this is your intention so I can do my best to meet your needs. Thank You! Enjoy your Holiday shopping.

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CUSTOM ORDER - Beast of Burden


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