Today, I finished the wasp nest bird sculpture that I wrote about a few weeks ago. This was one of the most challenging pieces I had ever done. The huge wasps nest was teaming with live wasps when I received it from New York. It was very dry, broken and crumbling….but I managed to work a little magic and to transform it into this weird creature that I have named “WaspLark”.
The piece is going to my friends Scott Cohen and Anastasia Trania who found the big nest in upstate New York.
It was a difficult process and even a little creepy, handling the wasp nest, but I somehow managed to fashion a piece of art out of it….albeit a very strange one.
It is very rustic, but, as is customary for me, I did manage to add a touch of bling here and there.
Sometimes, an artist just has to allow the materials to dictate the piece. In this case, I had no other choice.