Saturday, January 22, 2011

Friday, The Truffle Hunting Dog

 Friday lives on a truffle farm in King, NC. He has been trained to smell for truffles growing beneath the earth on the roots of inoculated trees. His human companions adore him. It was a pleasure to create this sculpture for Jane and Rick Morgan Smith.

I tried to capture this Border Collie's intensity, his beauty mark and the pink underskin of his nose.
I used Cotswold sheep wool to attain the length and flow of his coat. This was added on top of the all Suffolk wool sculpted frame of the body. I dyed the Cotswold black.
Looking out over his field of truffles or looking for his dog companion to chase.    

This is the real living Friday on watch.

This is the real Friday's sweet face.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

We are Siamese if you please. We are Siamese if you don't please.

I was asked to make the Old Fashioned Siamese. Not the ones that are now bred to have enormous ears and a long pointy nose. I had no idea the new look existed. I prefer the older version mySelf.