|Project by Joni Hamari||posted 07-02-2008 02:38 AM||3228 views||4 times favorited||26 comments|
“Seeking Justice” Larger than life Cougar Sculpture by Joni Hamari
This is actually one of my older pieces…Just thought I might share it! I just had it back in my posession briefly to do a finish repair on it.
I love this sculpture…it is such a strong powerful piece. One of my few wood sculptures…and one of my favorites.
I have it sanded down to 400, finished and waxed…It just feels absolutely fabulous to touch.
This is carved from a single piece of Redwood, including the pedestal. I wanted it to look like it was standing on a pedestal, so the cougar comes over it on all four sides…To give it a little more light, I layered the top of the pedestal in 23 K Gold…it really picked up the light and made the cat glow from underneith. However, the client wanted it changed to Copper to match the accents in their home, so Copper it is in the photos! The customer is always right!
The wood started at about 2.5 feet x 4 feet, 7 feet high…weighing around 5,000 pounds (wet)...
Wood: Old Growth Redwood
Finish: Catalyzed Lacquer
-- Joni Hamari, www.HamariDesign.com