The feathers were forged from 14 gage mild steel, acid etched, patinated, and then clear enameled.
The final finish was done with two coats of clear enamel.
I like how the color comes up through the black.
The pedistal was delivered to the client and the Chief Joseph statue entilted "Freedom" rests comfortably.
Chief Joseph looks up at the eagle as it begins to take flight.
My camera phone picture doesn't do David Manuel's art justice.
Thank you R & C for believing in me and supporting my passion.
30 days flew by while I was working on two projects at the same time. let's see if I can get the blog caught up to today without writing a book.
I riveted all the symbols on the pedestal parts instead of welding to preserve the sharp detail.
Two days later I painted it red.
Two days later I painted it orange.
Two days later I painted it black.