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!