Pictured above is the armature for the base of the owl. The 3/4 inch plywood oval is 12 X 16 inches, and if you look closely you can see the 12 inch turntable that it is attached to.
The 1/2 inch PVC pipe that forms the armature, is standard material and can be purchased at any Menard’s store. It has been mounted to the plywood using the same two-part epoxy that the sculpture will be made of.
At this point the pipe joints are not secured so that I can adjust the angle that the Owl will sit at. The two “T’s” at the top of the base armature is where the bird will attach.
The next step will be to form aluminum foil around the pipe to build up the diameter of the branches, then begin to lay on the epoxy.
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