This is one of my latest sculptures.
I love the way he turned out, for although there are some thing I could have done better; overall I feel he conveys the essence of this legendary creature as I understand it.
He has the rain and lightening coming out of his wings, which was a particularly tricky step, as each tiny glass trail wanted to melt into its neighbour as I pulled them out in the flame. Also I made an ‘implosion’ fire in the base of this statue with more colour overlaid to represent the storms, fights and lightening the thunder bird is master over.
I love trying to get inside a myth or legend to understand it enough to create the characters in glass. Any suggestions for my next creature?