Hello friends, just thought I'd give you a glimpse at my work when it's in progress or even before it has begun. Unfortunately, I didn't think to take more progress photos for each sculpture, so I only have a few pics to show you now. I'll add more to this blog if I find any and I'll try to take more progress photos for future works. So here they are, I'll start with my recently completed shark, shown here with the head, and the left and right sides of the body being glued together. I use string, small clamps, or clothes pins to hold glued objects together overnight. I also use screws (if possible or necessary) or pins to assist in holding things together. After the glue is applied, I pack any exposed glue in the joints with sawdust.
Now here's a sculpture before I started any work on it, the Galapagos Tortoise. This is the torso/shell piece, which is a very unique piece of driftwood root burl. It was found as seen in the photos (top and bottom views).
This is the owl with three pieces glued together. The main body piece of driftwood, the front piece of driftwood bark (cottonwood?) and the head which is a coconut shell.
I think I've got at least a couple more of these progress photos somewhere in my archives, but it will take some searching to find them. I may post progress photos of new sculptures in a new blog. Thanks for your interest and support!
Assemblage artist/Driftwood sculptor