Base for bronze sculpture

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Project by FestusHaagen posted 05-27-2021 05:39 AM 744 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My sister-in-law has a rather unique bronze lawn sculpture. She ask if I could build her a base so it could set outside with all the gargoyles, frogs and gnomes that decorate her flower garden. This piece is an inca or aztec head with a bird headdress that has quartz crystals implanted into the forehead. I chose a piece of teak as it would stand up to the wet weather of Western Washington. I added a Kokopelli inlay on the front for good luck.. When she saw the final project she decided to keep it in the bedroom

-- Ed Haagen, Moscow, Idaho

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#1 posted 05-27-2021 02:41 PM

I agree with your sister-in-law. That’s way too pretty to go out in the weather. But she may want to keep it out of the bedroom. Kokopelli is a fertility god, but he’s also a notorious trickster.
Great work. Keep it up.

-- That's not an optical illusion, it just looks like one.

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#2 posted 05-27-2021 03:26 PM

Krazy looking statue, but that base is definitely too nice for outside (even too nice for many places inside 8^)

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#3 posted 05-27-2021 05:14 PM

That’s a nice sculpture, and I love that stand!

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#4 posted 05-28-2021 02:36 AM

Great job on the base, yes agree to nice to be outside. The sculpture is very interesting too

-- Eric, building the dream

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#5 posted 05-28-2021 03:38 AM

I told her if she put it in the bedroom she had to stroke the storks beak ever night. That’s why the patina is all rubbed off.

-- Ed Haagen, Moscow, Idaho

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#6 posted 05-28-2021 07:54 AM

Great detail but not my cup of tea.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#7 posted 05-31-2021 05:59 AM

I like tbis a lot! The bottom part on the floor is it a solid piece or also a hollow box?

-- Andries - South Africa

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#8 posted 05-31-2021 06:14 AM

I made it solid to add weight, as the bronze casting is quite heavy.

-- Ed Haagen, Moscow, Idaho

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