Thursday, April 30, 2009

Geoffrey's Cat, named after the 19th century naturalist, Geoffrey St Hilaire, is found throughout southern South America, east of the Andes. With individuals found inhabiting areas around the Straits of Magellan, along with the Puma it is the most southerly of the worlds wild cat species.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Destroying Beauty

Starting with the idea of what a Toucan's bill might look like, I carved a piece of wood into the shape seen here. After covering it with tin and screws, I painted it with red paint and then an overcoat of white. Most of the paint has been sanded off, then the tin has been rusted.

The piece, TOCO, actually looks more like a whale's fin, encrusted with barnacles and a weathered patina.

4" x 7" x 3.5"