In a future world that has been destroyed by humans, only creatures in the darkest corners of the Earth have survived. It is the year 2089, and scientists have discovered what they can only guess is a severed limb from an unknown aquatic specimen. But where is the rest of him...?
Although this tentacle looks to be made from metal, it is not - it is completely hand-sculpted from polymer clay with the addition of a few metal findings and wire. This piece has been glazed with a satin finish for a slight sheen and durability.
One of my early pieces,commissioned from someone in my hometown on the coast of Maine after my return from a 10 year self imposed exile. My father was not pleased. He had still at this point not come to terms with the fact that I too had decided to become a sculptor and follow in his footsteps...
When I was a child I (helped)raise 5 baby ravens in the wild.The parents never got closer than about 5 feet from me but they "allowed" me to hand feed their 5 babies,and it was on this same cliff in the photograph.Ravens exhibit a multitude of unusual and eccentric traits.They are extremely intelligent and possess remarkable senses.It is no wonder that they are considered mystical beings in many cultures.
In 2009, I was given a little drawing book for my birthday ... it's a spiral bound sketch book with a pretty cover. Not something I would buy for myself ... but a welcome gift none the less. I decided to fill it with little sketches and drawings as a stream of consciousness.
This is page 23 ... HB and 2B pencil ... about 7 cms by 14 cms ... 3 days.