Welcome Raven Decee to the Studio. Mother & Daughter Teaming Up!
CREATING IS LIKE BREATHING….
The creation I am most proud of... would have to be Liwet. My copper/coin angel.
I spent a whole month hand crafting this life size sculpture. The wings are created from a salvaged copper gutter Wayne brought home to me (better than flowers any day). There are 46 feathers, 23 on each wing (The same number of chromosomes in the human body). They are 2 inches wide and 9 inches long. Each one was hand cut out of the flattened gutter. Folded in half, hammered, opened back up and hammered some more to create the feather texture. So every mark you see on the feathers is a hammer blow I put there. The bust is a paper mache bust that I made based off of my daughter who was 13 at the time. We stuff the bust full of paper and then covered the whole thing with pennies. It is sealed with a thin coat of resin. The wing span is over 4 ft across and it's over 2 ft tall. Right now I have it sitting on my book case, but it is also made so that it can hang on a wall. I named it Liwet after doing a search for Angel names. Liwet was the Angel of Innovation and creativity. I thought that was very fitting. :)