Monday, October 28, 2013

Wilbur and His New Green Trike

Meet Wilbur. He is a new collaboration between sculptor Tex Forrest and me. Tex got excited about my birds on bikes and one day showed up with a gessoed bird and tricycle. He had carved the bird out of foam and found the trike somewhere exotic, I'm sure.

His part was done, and it was left to me to figure out who this fellow was. It had to be a fellow, 'cause of the comb on his head, right? Well it took MONTHS, but finally he popped into my brain and introduced himself. After that it didn't take long to transform the plain white sculpture into Himself.

As you can tell, Wilbur is a happy fellow. Proud of his new green trike, he took it out for a spin in today's lovely fall weather.

Then, he parked himself back on his shelf at Water Street Studio.


Anna M. Branner said...

OMG Elizabeth this is fantastic! Tex definitely knows you and all your birdie friends! I love it. :)

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hey! Right? Great collaboration.

Vivian said...

Love that Wilbur. How did you get him to shine
when he is made of foam?

Elizabeth Seaver said...

The final layer, after gesso and paint, is a varnish. I'm glad you like him.

Leslie Hawes said...

This is spectacular!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Hi, Leslie! Thank you so much. It was amazing to collaborate with such a talented sculptor.