(Also, these whales are for sale. $1995 each [80 hours of labor for each one!]. Contact me or Boy's Fort if you are in the area and happen to be interested!)
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Whales in Wood
I'm quite behind the times in posting these photos, but other things got in the way. BUT: two weeks ago, Bill became a featured artist at a store in downtown Portland, and we spent a Sunday afternoon at the open house for the show, which went great. His five humpback whales are all made without any metal or glue; they are held together entirely by notching, pegging and lashing (with artificial sinew). He used the same steam-bending techniques he learned when building his Greenland skin-on-frame kayak, and I have to say the results are pretty amazing. The whales attract a lot of attention, and each one is in a slightly different part of the swimming motion--so they are a pod swimming together. I'm pretty proud of Bill. Boy, is he talented!