Driftwood Art - The Heron (2016)
A sculpture of a Heron using driftwood as the primary material. Other materials used for this sculpture are bamboo, pine needles, milkweed pod (no seeds), and yellow quartz eyes.
HEIGHT 23"/LENGTH 17"
The heron is an important piece in my collection, as an early piece with a strong presence and striking image, the reactions to it were instrumental in driving me to take my new found passion as far as I could. The foundation piece for this sculpture was the head, which I had been holding onto for a year until I found the right matching parts for the rest of the body. Finally a great piece was found in Quebec that gave me what I needed to move ahead. Then, with much difficulty, I found the proper neck pieces, and proceeded to attach the head. A perfect solution for the straight legs of a Heron were found in the use of bamboo, which I happened to have in storage. Some driftwood pieces were used for the feet and I was then able to mount it to the base.
At this point the finishing touches were added, milkweed for the shoulder feathers, and a line of pine needle feathers down the spine. Golden quartz was used for the eyes and some paint staining was added on the body and legs. As with all my pieces, prior to assembly, all parts go through a cleaning and heat treatment process. The final product is lightly coated with a sealant. Mounted on a black wood base.