Defiant

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mixed media sculpture, H: 14″ from base

My second 3-D piece. The “fireball” represents failure of forethought. He was intended to stand on three legs, but I didn’t use heavy enough wire. By the time I noticed that he was slowly and progressively listing to starboard, the armature was covered and there was no going back! Emergency structural support became necessary. Live and learn. Next time I will think through the engineering a bit beforehand.

Many titles suggested themselves (not the least of which was “Great Balls of Fire”). In the end, I stuck with the brand (?) name on the scrap metal piece that forms his breastplate, “Defiant.” His other eyes are blue rhinestones.

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