Tuesday, 22 May 2012

#241 Remarque: "It's a Beautiful Day"

No bird better shows attitude than a rooster - chest out, tail up, comb erect - he struts forward meeting the break of day.

The passive and active elements of the bird's shapes present an exciting design source to the sculptor.  I have combined the shapes of body mass and tail profusion with controlled modeling of the head and feet in an attempt to design a symbol of arrogance and spirit.

I've created many bronzes and etchings of roosters over the years and this older work was among the most popular. Roosters look great displayed in kitchens - this bird lives in mine.  

It's a Beautiful Day
18"H 14"W 9"D

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