Heading South

I keep looking at these wooden pegs and seeing new critters. I don’t sketch ahead, just knead the clay and start adding bulk to the peg. This one started to take the shape of a plaque doctor or old man dressed as a bird. After adding the hat and cheeks it was clearly a bird in fancy dress, catching the train south. I approach these little sculpts like staring at clouds and guessing the animal. They evolve and morph, I do my best to facilitate their creation and not question or judge the process.

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