Sculpture pattern

CrowThe Nara Park piece features life size birds cut from flat sheet steel. I made a paper pattern for each–like a sewing pattern, but no seam allowances needed. This is the crow, flying over fields around the pond. While thinking about a concept for the piece, I sketched birds and animals I saw or remembered in the park. The final selection was based on size (I wanted to balance large, small, and medium-sized creatures), as well as most commonly-seen inhabitants: Great Blue Heron, American Crow, Barn Swallow, Pumpkinseed sunfish, and last but not least a bullfrog, leaping away from the hungry heron’s beak.

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