I keep looking at this goose and I can’t believe I made him. I started by constructing a metal frame and then I attached small scraps of metal to the frame. I then welded and welded and welded some more. The neck is hollow as I just welded around and around and around until I got up to where the head was going to go. I used two spools of wire and 2 canisters of gas and at least a half dozen grinding wheels but, it was well worth it.
I took a break from working on the goose today and made a fun little birdie. I will coat him tomorrow. Specail thanks to my old college chum Jody for the upside down shovel challenge!
I love using my copper coated steal and in all the photos I have looked at of geese the bottom feathers are a different color than the rest of the bird . I have some trimming to do on the copper wire and a bit more wire to add and I still have some grinding and polishing to do. once he is complete I think I shall mount him on a large rock. The underside was the frame base in which I started to build up to make the shape. The folks who have seen the goose in person like to see the underside. I have been hesitate in showing the underside as it is such a mess!
The best part of this project is that I brought it home tonight and my family could tell it is supposed to be a goose! Special thanks to Brad Isley for working in the shop with me and helping me on everything I need help with to get my project done on time. Thanks to Peter Freese for tolerating all the time I spend at the shop and supporting my need to make stuff out of junk.
As part of my workshop clean up project I have been working on using up some of the art supplies that have been sitting around the shop for awhile. these little birds are made from shovels, horseshoes , disc brakes and a few other odds and ends. From left to right, Fern, Eve, & Dixie added Frens hair after the photo was taken.
Each week I will be sharing a sample of work by one of our featured artists. If you are interested in purchasing work in advance you can give me a shout.
This weeks featured artist
“I love capturing mood in my landscape paintings…this painting was done to remind me of so many road trips flying down the hiway at high speed, passing beautiful scenery, capturing only a glimpse of the distant buildings…but forever remembering the open plains and the beautiful sky.
Whether abstract or realistic, mood and energy are always a part of my paintings”
Additional featured artists
“Since I was already up all night at Sunrise Region at Rainier shooting I figured I might as well check out Tipsoo Lake for sunrise, glad I did! The full Blood moon (no longer red) is setting behind the mountain.” taken 10/8/14
“Upside Down String Theory”. Acrylic on Canvas. 16″x12″
Aerial Photographer David Wyatt,
“Out on the Deep Blue V”
The show will run from January 5th until April 1, 2014 14030 NE 145th St, Woodinville, WA 98072 For Directions: