The most challenging part of this one was the base. Once the design was complete, I had to figure it out in 3-D form and then cut it from one piece of wood. I wanted to get away from the flowing lines and work with a playful image that could represent anything—from a bird to a goofy little creature. I wanted to make something different. While close to the master-drawing, there have been a few changes since then—namely the tail. At first, it was going to be a wooden tail—but the design called for a very slim tail… I figured that people would want to hold it by that…and this worried me. So I decided against this and chose to use horsehair. This way there would be no mistaking the base as the handle! All in all, it was a fun piece that I have wanted to make for a while.
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