I realized as of late that I neglected to ever post the fourth tornado painting/sculpture I created, that was included in the exhibit back in January at the University of Portland. So here it is:
For this piece I used the traditional pelican image I have before, but made a three dimensional bronze sculpture of it (for more information about what it means see my post on the blog dated October 26, 2009). I had originally finished the bird with a patina that was very blue. That blue unfortunately didn’t match the coloring of the sky or anything in the rest of the work, so I stripped it down to the original bronze color, and liked how it looked.
Another tricky element of this piece was bending glass rods in the kiln that would then be connected as a unit to echo the shape of the tornado, as well as figuring out how to attach everything. I was pretty pleased with the results- hope you are too.