homemade eames bird (updated)

Charles and Ray Eames augmented the interior “collage” of their house with numerous objects brought back from their extensive travels. The Eames House Bird — evidently one of their most prized objects of American folk art — had stood in the center of their living room for more than 50 years. Also seen as an accessory in many of the Eameses’ photographs, the bird figure originates from the Appalachian mountain region.
I tried to acquire a vintage version with the wrong proportions on the bird. After looking and looking, found that the original creator of the Eames bird, was Charles Perdew. Found a 1910 Perdew's vintage for $3650. That was the point where I decided to make my own. Without any prior experience in sculpting, I started creating mine version...

Modeling clay, automotive filler and flat black paint with copper legs...

Enjoy the pics!


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