Okay, now for my biggest piece to date! Graine was made in 2016 for my second featured Kettle Creek show and later that year, my featured show at Origins Gallery. It's a crime I haven't been able to show her in person outside of those 2 instances. I've REALLY been wanting to bring her to my birding festivals, but displaying her would be... a lot... lol.
Graine measures in at 4'6"x2'7"x10". Her head was sculpted with apoxie clay and her eyes are hand painted glass carbochons, while the rest of her is wool! I again felted batt wool over sheet felt for the feathers. Her wings are reinforced with wire and cardboard, and she hangs on a wire loop in her back wing. That left wing comes off the wall more towards you. Yay sculpture!
So her body- mostly wire armature helped me size her out, but I used a few bags of polyfil stuffing to flesh out the initial shape, and then wrapped it in cloth and ribbon before I started felting over top. That saved on a LOT of wool.
Like Cronus, she's available, but not in the shop, because shipping 8C She currently is flying around my studio!
Cronus and Graine are my babies. I would love to see them find a home, but boy will I miss them more than most!