Making Dear Deer

Dear Deer began at Anderson Ranch with the plasma cut poem in the armor,  The piece was finished at Penland in two parts, so it could be easily transported from Asheville, NC back to Chicago.  The final step is adding a rust patina at the studio in Evanston.

The maquette

The maquette

Working out the scale

Working out the scale

Goofing around in the studio

Goofing around in the studio

Cardboard mock-up out on the Snowmass golf course

Cardboard mock-up out on the Snowmass golf course

"Armor" at Penland

"Armor" at Penland

Some grinding on the tail

Some grinding on the tail

Ready to load in the truck

Ready to load in the truck

Help from Daniel Beck at Penland. safety first for the drive from Asheville to Chicago

Help from Daniel Beck at Penland. safety first for the drive from Asheville to Chicago

Goofing around in the back of the truck, ready to deliver to the sand blaster

Goofing around in the back of the truck, ready to deliver to the sand blaster

Adding the rust patina

Adding the rust patina

With "Attached" in the studio   

With "Attached" in the studio

 

Photo Day!

Photo Day!