The inspiration for this piece came from a tassel pulled off of a Texas mountain laurel bush. I fanned the tassel out and played around with the flowing shapes that the tassel made. Was I seeing a peacock’s tail? A wave of water?
I settled upon the form you see pictured above, reminiscent of a swan’s tail, slender neck, and tucked head.
I turned to Mike Drejza for the sculpture’s base. Mike, a woodworker, makes fabulous custom furniture. Be sure to check out his website.
I sealed ‘Shy Bird’ with Permalac and waxed the wood base to a high shine. Final dimensions are 21" tall x 17" wide x 5" deep.
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