Driftwood Art - Flying Dragon
The Red dragon is made using driftwood as the primary material in combination with other materials found in nature. The foundation or starting piece of driftwood for this sculpture was the torso piece which starts from around the shoulder area, all the way to the tip of the tail and includes the right rear leg. This piece was found on the shores of the St. Lawrence river in Quebec. It was actually that rear leg that determined the action and movement of the dragon. From that point I found a neck/head piece from my stock pile, as well as the other rear leg and the arms. It was very difficult finding and then assembling the wings, but they turned out quite nicely although they should have been bigger, however I had to balance between reality and practicality. I then began to add all the accessory details and they are as follows. The horns are immature evergreen cones and small driftwood pieces. The muzzle is the spinal bone vertebrae of a chicken, and the snout is a walnut shell. The teeth are bone shards and the eyes are golden quartz. The ears are full bone parts from a chicken. The wing skin is birch bark and the claws are rib bones and pistachio shells. Soy beans are used as armor accents, and the tail spikes are rib bones. This is the largest sculpture in my gallery to date, but look out for bigger and better.