Monday, August 30, 2010

Tree Sculpt with Bear Face

...........................................In cleaning out my studio, I came across an unused shelf and immediately thought of using it for a bear display. For years, I have made tree sculptures for bear displays including the face of a bear somewhere in the tree trunk. When I looked at the shelf, I saw a tree growing up the front with bears climbing around it. When my fingers need a rest from sewing, working on other projects keeps the creative juices flowing. I have taken a series of pictures of the project along the way - the first picture shows the shelf with the front dowels removed - leaving one dowel to start the base of the tree. Following a basic sketch, the base is formed with wire and aluminum foil. Making it solid and sturdy along the way. The second picture shows the next layer of foil.