Monday, February 21, 2011

Elephant Sculpture: "The Matriarch" is in the House!!!

Some 80 hours, 14 ounces of wool and many wrinkles  later, photos of the Elephant Matriarch follow:
(Ginny Weiler, Photographer)

 
She measures 8.5 inches tall x 13 inches long (trunk to tail). No armature was used. All wool!!

Imagine a 14 ounce pile of fluffy Suffolk down wool needled tightly into this shape.


The tusks were the hardest part of all!




I loved adding the wrinkles here, trunk, sides, back legs, flanks, ears, etc.

The Quarter is there just for scale.

12 comments:

  1. Wow, That is the most awesome piece of needle felting ever!.
    Such incredible talent.

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  2. Holy pachyderms! That is astounding - great work!

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  3. I absolutely adore her! My favorite part is the wrinkles around her tushy!!! LOVE HER!!!!!!!

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  4. wonderful! did you get wrinkles too?!! She is perfect. xxx

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  5. Those wrinkles were my favorite part as well! You should see them up close! (wink)

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  6. Yes, I love the tushy wrinkles--great detail! (glad others "admitted" it too!) I know you had fun including that. Don't know if you expected them to get so much attention, but I'm always happy when people appreciate inclusion of special features like that!

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  7. Thanks!!!
    I was hoping for that attention for the tush!

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