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Da dodo by Reptangle Da dodo by Reptangle
I found a dodo.
This a pre-Windstone sculpture I made in stoneware ceramic. Fortunately , before it blew up in the kiln, I had a mold made. We still have three ( at least) castings, and a pile of stoneware dodo shards.
This guy is big. He weighs about thirty pounds in gypsum, and is about the size of a small goose, which is about half as big as a real Dodo bird.
This is an unpainted raw gypsum casting. I have a two painted versions, just can't find them.
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Celestial-Rainstorm Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A gorgeous piece, as always. The detail in the feathers is simply remarkable. 

And kilns always vex me. Its a crapshoot whether the piece you spent 30 hours on lives or dies. And I've had more than my fair share of explosions....
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes. It is awful! The original of this one did blow up.
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Celestial-Rainstorm Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw, and he's so beautiful. I actually cried when a huge, 10 - inch tall cat I made as a gift went in the kiln. Ugh, that one hurt. 
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CassandraLCanady Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
If you can't find two 30 pound sculptures you must have a large place haha! Or a warehouse I'd imagine. I love all your work.
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You have no idea.We recently located our piano.
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SeeSamSketch Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student General Artist
I really like the feathers.
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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SeeSamSketch Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Welcome!
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atnason Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
what material are these sculptures? :)
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Most of them are cast gypsum ( hard dense plaster). A couple of them are cast cement. These are cast in molds made from the original sculpture, which was made from clay.
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