Peace Pigeon project #1

 

My goal is to experiment with new materials however I am starting with one I am very familiar with - bailing wire. My subject the German beak - trumpeter pigeon. He is graceful, interesting and conducive to expressing energy. Picasso called him a the peace dove. 

German beak - trumpeter pigeon wire 14" X 8" X 12" 

German beak - trumpeter pigeon

wire

14" X 8" X 12" 

The finished product- he is strutting. When the jerk their heads way back then stick it way out when then they walk. 

 

Sara wing-German beak trumpeter pigeon. 

Sara wing-German beak trumpeter pigeon. 

Below are photos of how the piece progressed 

10/5/2016

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10/6/2016

Coming along

Coming along

Oops

Oops

10/10/1016

Looking proud

Looking proud

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I will look at him in a week and see if I think I am done. What do you think?