Sunday, March 20, 2011

blanco buffalo

The finished model.

American Bison Model, 14.5"x22", 1/8" bass and balsa wood, uncarded felt, wax and a whole lotta superglue, 2011.

bison model

The steps of building a model of a 6.5'x11' timber framed bison I'm going to make this semester.  It will be half covered in uncarded felt with cast bronze eyes, horns, hooves, nose and mouth.
I accidentally superglued my lips and tongue for the first time in my life while making this model.

The first time I made the neck I spaced it wrong and it ended up too long, so I had to tear the whole thing off and remake the sections to be asymmetrical like they actually would be.  Please note my superior clamping method.
The naked model with a professional backdrop.
I finally got around to taking good photographs of Wrist Deep over a year after I made it on my last day of it being in my possession.  I had to give it up to the MassArt annual auction on Friday.