Using wood and metal we were asked to solve a problem, either real or imagined. I solved four with this sculpture. I was out of money, feeling like I didn’t get enough wood shop, and uninterested in welding. To solve the money problem I acquired almost all of my materials from the scrap bin at school. To fill in some gaps in my educational experience I decided to try my hand at dove-tailing and laminate joinery. To express my disdain for welding I decided to embrace the sputter and ploppiness of my welds and turn them into birds. For my fourth “problem” I decided to give the birds on the bottom wire a welcome shelter from the poop of the birds above.
I had a lot of fun doing this sculpture.