Once the robins were started, I chalked in the flowing air coming behind them.

Surprises happen when using found wood. Up to this point, I thought I was working with a burl. I often have a hard time understanding where a piece of wood grew on the tree after it has been shaped by the sea. For this piece, it was clarified that this was a root wad when I found a rock embedded in the wood.

Unfortunately, it was located where I wanted part of the lower robin’s wing. Luckily this is an interpretive piece and the viewer can fill in the missing pieces in their mind’s eye. A cold chisel removed the rock.

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