If you follow me on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/paradisecsg/), you might have seen this little bird as she is starting to develop. I have been working on her, off and on, for a few months based on some drawings that were done by a very special little girl (more on that at a later date). I knew I wanted to make her out of copper wire but, as I am still finding my way with 3-D work, I wasn’t quite sure how to translate the drawing into a 3 dimensional form. Using the drawing as a guide, I started wadding up newspaper and taped it together with masking tape until I created a very rough looking bird which became my model. From there, I started creating the copper wire bird. The next step has been to add on wings and a tail which I am shaping out of copper sheeting which I have torch fired with multiple coatings of purple enamel. The tail isn’t quite done and she still needs some copper legs and feet but she’s coming along! Also in the background you can see some red glass cherries that I fused with copper stems so they can be attached to a copper tree that is starting to develop in my imagination. There’s a long way to go— it starts in the imagination but it comes to life in the studio. Stay tuned for more on this project in the coming months!