This fabulous forest creature is a take on satyrs. In greek mythology they are playful, forest spirits often frolicking with nymphs. My own version is not a goat creature but half man and half deer. In this version, its like a little scene one might stumble upon in their imagination deep in the forest.
The satyr is gentle and birds trust him and fly around him in curiosity and familiarity. His newly shed antlers lay on the ground symbolizing his need to compete and mate is at least temporarily set aside.
I often add piercings in the wood above the heads of pieces for light to shine down. When he is finished I will either shine a display light over him or install a led on the piece.
This piece is not finished!!!! Far from it. I have a lot of copper tree pieces to add...a new feature to my new pieces. You will just have to wait to see what he turns out like!!!
When finished this man will show at Splash Gallery in Olympia, WA after July 2, 2015.
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