Turkey Wire Sculpture

08 Oct

Wire sculptures go faster than my drawings, so I guess I’ll post another sculpture.  This one was also done shortly before my art show back in August.  Yes, my poor blog has been on the back burner lately.

Anyway, this little turkey is one of those that was done with the dark annealed wire, which is a deep brownish black color.  I liked the idea of making this bird black since turkeys are kind of a brown/black color.  However, that’s pretty much where the “accurate” colors end, as I went with a very vibrant color scheme for the tail feathers.  Taken from a gaudy necklace, these pieces are gold colored with neon color blocks in them.  It was a cute necklace, but I never wore it once…just bought it and ripped it to pieces with this in mind. 🙂

As you can see, he was sort of a partner sculpture to my original silver wire turkey, which sold at the show.  That’s why some of the following photos have the silver turkey in the shot.

Black Turkey

– Measures about 3 inches long by 3 & 1/2 inches tall (foot to tail feather tips) by 1 & 1/2 inches wide.

– Materials used were 16 gauge dark annealed wire, finer dark annealed wire for some detail, gold coated craft wire for the beak, and found objects from a necklace for the tail feathers.  The feathers are wired into place, and then were glued with a metal glue to keep them in place.

Thanks for looking! 🙂

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Posted by on October 8, 2013 in All Artwork, Sculpture & Mixed Media


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