What is this?
Red cedar 4 feet high...all of my pieces are carved from single blocks of salvaged wood.
The transition from moon to Otter was tricky. The nose becomes a shell on the other side and the Moon's eyebrow becomes a whisker for the Otter.
Otter Moon was on display in the Downtown Sculpture Gallery in Auburn, Washington, during 2017 - 2018 - auburnwa.gov/cms/one.aspx?portalId=11470638&pageId=12529292
I wanted to make the finished wood carving colorful so when I varnished it, I brushed on powdered pigments that have tiny flakes of mica which refract light. As you walk around it, it sparkles & changes with the light - like how the colors on a duck change back & forth.
This Sculpture is on a busy corner at the waterfront Park in Redondo Beach, Washington on loan to the city of Des Moines until 2020.
Looking towards the Olympics from Redondo Beach.