"Natsu No Nami"

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Completed: Jan 10, 2007

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Well kids, this is my last entry for a little while.  Gotta pack up & head out to my biggest show of the season.

In the meantime, please enjoy this piece.  The most ambitious thing I've ever made; "Natsu No Nami", The Summer Dragon.

It's about two feet in diameter, a wall plaque made entirely in sculpted leather.  I was very much influenced by Hokusai's "The Great Wave" , a famous 16th century woodcut print & my favorite piece of art, ever.  I thought it'd be fun to do a 3D version of something like that, which is how this piece happened.

I suspect I may end up selling it at the show I'm doing...so I thought I'd better photograph it while I can.  Of all the thousands of things I've made, I'll be saddest to see this one go.  It was quite an undertaking.

"Natsu No Nami" is made of over 100 separate pieces of sculpted leather.  The dragon's eyes are pewter pearls.

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wow this is so amazing.


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Very beautiful! I can't even imagine the amount of work that went into this piece. It looks very well crafted, a tribute to your patience, I am sure. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

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That is awesome o.o, and looks like a real undertaking. I really love the detail you added along his spine. I knew you could do a lot with leather, but not that you could sculpt it like this. Awesome!

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