Eyes & Wings

Building the wing and cup armature from EVA foam and recycled cup.

I drew a circle for the eyes on paper, then transferred the shape to the armature and cut the eye holes with a knife. This made it easy to position the eyes where I wanted them. Then, I made a paper template for the wings and checked how it looked, holding it on the armature with tape. Hanging the sculpture on the wall was very helpful because I could see how it looked from all sides.

Paper patterns for the wings and ideas on how to hold the cup.

I found an old medicine cup the perfect size and added a wire handle for one wing sipping action. I transferred the paper wing template to 2mm EVA foam. Each wing is made from two pieces of EVA foam with a wire inside for shaping and support. Hot glue holds the wing sandwich together.

Building the wing and cup armature from EVA foam and recycled cup.

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