Monday, March 7, 2011

Clay, Wood and Wire Sculpture Self Portrait

wood and wire mermaid sculpture

I did a sculpted self portrait that captured my essence but not my likeness; a laughing mermaid with wild hair leaped to mind. OK, I don't have a couple of her attributes but the wood was tough to slice through.

The head is made from clay and was fired at a low temperature. The hair is crinkly wire with shells and sea glass trinkets.

wood and wire mermaid sculpture

The body was made from driftwood which was cut, carved, and painted. She has a charm bracelet since collect charms from the places we travel to.

wood and wire mermaid sculpture

The tail is covered with scales made from the inside of pop cans.

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