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trompevenlo
« on: April 09, 2012 04:03:23 AM »

Our son created this life-size sculpture of a Grey Heron from chicken wire on a construction steel armature.



The hex wire was cut into squares (+- 15"/ 40 cm) and layers were bent and sculpted around the armature until the desired shape was achieved.

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Taramor
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2012 05:25:00 AM »

It is great! How old are your son?
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trompevenlo
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2012 08:40:06 AM »

Thank you.

He was 18 when he did it, it was a xmas present for his grandpa. The material is not too easy to sculpt, you need to wear heavy gloves and apply quite a bit of force with your hands.
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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2012 10:09:15 AM »

Incredible! It's a fantastic yard ornament!!! Gorgeous!!!
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« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2012 10:17:57 AM »

That's amazing! It looks absolutely fabulous.
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ysmeine
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2012 01:25:53 PM »

My first thought was ouch, I hope he had heavy gloves. It turned out nice, did he wire the pieces together or tuck in the edges? It reminds me of when we lived in Florida and they would come to the back door begging for food.
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trompevenlo
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2012 11:16:20 AM »

Thank you for the nice comments, we'll let him know.

As far as I know, there is little extra wiring, the sharp ends of a new part lock into the structure of the net.
I have checked Wikipedia and the grey variant is not so common in the Americas. Yours may look slightly different.
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