I Got Chicken Wire

The last time we talked, the sculpture base looked like this (More or Less”). Today I’ll be starting to build the middle section of the sculpture.

The first thing to do is to reinstall the PVC tubing assembly that was removed earlier. Next build a foam blockage between the two legs keep this area free of the insulation foam that comes next. I used a folded thickness of aluminum foil, and this foam. This was completed before the chicken wire was installed. I used this foam, but any brand will do.

Once the foam is cured, I usually wait overnight, before I begin to install the chicken wire. I begin by cutting a strip the width of the bird’s shoulders, and long enough to fit loosely between the tail and the foam plug at bottom, and attach to the shoulder PVC tubes.

Keep in mind that the purpose of the foam is to define the shape of the bird’s torso. The chicken wire, once it is shaped, will be to contain the foam.

Cut a second strip of chicken wire long enough to attach to the shoulders, and reach/attach between the bird’s legs.

Remember this second strip should be long enough to bow out and form the belly of the bird. Attach securely.

Now cut short lengths of the chicken wire to attach between the front strip, and the back strip on both sides of the bird. When you are finished, the PVC Armature should be incased in a chicken wire cage about the size and shape of a football. The head will be completed after the body is complete.

This is the chicken wire I’ve been talking about. you can get it in a good Crafts Shop. It’s 4 inches wide

Published by The Late Emerging Artist

Although I have been pursuing my art in one form or another all of my life, it is still an adventure, and one that I have never tired of.

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