I keep looking at this goose and I can’t believe I made him. I started by constructing a metal frame and then I attached small scraps of metal to the frame. I then welded and welded and welded some more. The neck is hollow as I just welded around and around and around until I got up to where the head was going to go. I used two spools of wire and 2 canisters of gas and at least a half dozen grinding wheels but, it was well worth it.
I took a break from working on the goose today and made a fun little birdie. I will coat him tomorrow. Specail thanks to my old college chum Jody for the upside down shovel challenge!
I love using my copper coated steal and in all the photos I have looked at of geese the bottom feathers are a different color than the rest of the bird . I have some trimming to do on the copper wire and a bit more wire to add and I still have some grinding and polishing to do. once he is complete I think I shall mount him on a large rock. The underside was the frame base in which I started to build up to make the shape. The folks who have seen the goose in person like to see the underside. I have been hesitate in showing the underside as it is such a mess!
The best part of this project is that I brought it home tonight and my family could tell it is supposed to be a goose! Special thanks to Brad Isley for working in the shop with me and helping me on everything I need help with to get my project done on time. Thanks to Peter Freese for tolerating all the time I spend at the shop and supporting my need to make stuff out of junk.
As part of my workshop clean up project I have been working on using up some of the art supplies that have been sitting around the shop for awhile. these little birds are made from shovels, horseshoes , disc brakes and a few other odds and ends. From left to right, Fern, Eve, & Dixie added Frens hair after the photo was taken.
Each week I will be sharing a sample of work by one of our featured artists. If you are interested in purchasing work in advance you can give me a shout.
This weeks featured artist is Anette Lusher:
“Upside Down String Theory”. Acrylic on Canvas. 16″x12″
Past featured Artists;
Aerial Photographer David Wyatt, I love this piece!
“Out on the Deep Blue V”
The show will run from January 5th until April 1, 2014 14030 NE 145th St, Woodinville, WA 98072 For Directions: