Friday, July 17, 2009

Brachyurus (maned wolf)

Brachyurus is a species of wolf found in South America. What attracted me to this species is its strong features: a long thin nose, large expressive ears, piercing eyes, slim body, a beautifully curved tail and elegant feet. The creature that I build is loosely based on this wolf. She also has a little coyote, gray wolf, wild dog and red fox mixed in. She is holding up one foot, resting, while she survey's her surroundings.

Parts of old mountain bike tires were used to make her ears, nose, additions to the body and the cabinet that she sits on. I think of the base as a cabinet of curiosity, something that holds other "wonders of nature."

Wood/metal/cloth/foam/found objects
27 1/2" x 21" x 16 1/2"

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