"Best Laid Plans"

2014   25" x 24" x 6.5"   Blog Post   Video

Best Laid Plans.
Best Laid Plans.

He endlessly yanks on the string, trying to free his entangled kite.

Side view.
Side view.
Closer view.
Closer view.
Head shot.
Head shot.
The kite.
The kite.
Starting on the figure.
Starting on the figure.

Hand carved from basswood.

The body in-progress.
The body in-progress.

I'm figuring out the 4 pivot points.

Arms all done.
Arms all done.
Ready for paint.....
Ready for paint.....
In-progress.
In-progress.

Figuring out the size and scope of the tree.

Ready to be assembled.
Ready to be assembled.
Internal mechanism.
Internal mechanism.
Kite, in progress.
Kite, in progress.
The background.
The background.

I painted the background, then added the frame.

The mechanism.
The mechanism.