This is a crane that seemed to sit on my bench for years...over three hundred pieces, framed in zinc and probably the most ambitious piece I had attempted up to this point. It took many hours to complete over a five year period.
I love making these little statues. Using a piece of driftwood I put to flight a flock of seagulls. I saw a sculpture of a huge flock of birds on vacation one year and decided that I wanted to do something similar with a flare for Newfoundland...seagulls and driftwood!!!
I used to wonder who would want to jump out of a perfectly good airplane. Well, a friend of mine from Montreal does and he is surprisingly well adjusted. Someday maybe I will get up my nerve to jump out of an airplane but not today. I made this piece for him as a Christmas gift a couple of years back. The yellow glass comes from a church window from Nova Scotia I picked up at an antique store in Portugal Cove Newfoundland. The piece is now in Montreal.