|Project by gurnie||posted 01-28-2011 04:36 AM||1945 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
About a year and a half ago my fiance’s cat Alfred had to be put to sleep. The cat was a very friendly cat, and it was a total bummer. My fiance was pretty depressed over the loss of his cat. Alfie was only 4 years old when we put him down.
So this past Christmas I made a ornament of his cat. I used Myrte wood and walnut for the fur, yellowheart for the eyes. I hand twisted the brass ornament hanger. Fine details were burned in using a wood burner. The ornament is about 5-6” tall.
The photo is of Alfred when he was about three years old. We put a pair of my gloves on his feet. He didn’t seem to mind. He was a very cute, easy going cat. He absolutely loved my fiance and following him all around the house.
When my fiance got the ornament for Christmas, he was very touched.
I feel this fits the criteria of the “joint” assignment as intarsia is all about little shaped pieces being glued together and holding together to make a recognizable object. I’ve enjoyed intarsia because it is an interesting type of sculpture.
Thanks for looking