Sunday, December 29, 2013

White Antelope - Finished At Last!

Hooray!  It's finally finished!  I've been working on this thing for what seems like ages.  Thankfully, it's done and out of the shop.  The ermine headress has always fascinated me and I think I've captured it pretty well in this piece.  I encourage you to go on Google and do an image search to see just what one looks like to form your own opinion as to how close I came.  There are a lot of attachments with this one.....the horns, the feathers, and the rear cloth.  The beads between the two horns are strung on a wire and glued in place.  The top crown feather, the one thats shaved, is held in place by a brass wire and the lower one is soldered to it.  While it might look fragile it's not.  The ermine hanging skins are also held in place by wire inserts as are the smaller feathers behind.  On this type of headress the horns are split, no doubt to cut down the weight.  I've indicated this feature by hollowing out the rear of each one.

All in all I think it turned out pretty nice.  It's certainly an eye catcher.    Anyway, I hope you like him and will look forward to your comments as I always do.  Lots more photos in the Gallery.

9 comments:

  1. I can certainly see where this piece would take a long time, there is a tremendous amount of study, design, and of course execution in it. I cannot imagine combining this much talent into one piece, even if I had that much talent...would love to see this one in person, maybe I can make a show that it is at in 2014. Congrats on the latest in a long string of masterpieces.

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  2. Super, we've come to expect the best from you and you never disappoint!

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  3. Excellent recreation of the split buffalo horn headress from the crown to the ermine drags and the feather attachments and beaded brow-band. Facial expression is spot on and the war-shirt rubbed in green clay ochre is perfect. Ya done good and I know it won't last long on display in the studio.

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  4. Better than I had imaged. Excellent in every way. I sure enjoy your work. You are an inspiration to me. Ginny

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  5. very nice indeed.. great paint job Lynn

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  6. How tall does this one stand Lynn?

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  7. Very amazing piece....love the colors and attachments

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  8. The piece is around 12" with the base. Thanks fo all the kind comments.

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  9. What a fantastic job!!!

    Deb

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