Wyvern Weathervane – Pickett Residence
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Projected Wyvern design originally designed by J. W. Fiske Weathervanes about 1893.
First the main side pieces are cut out then the texture and detail is chased into the copper.
Nest, the design is repoussed from the inside, out. This puffs out the design to give the figure relief and body.
Every sculptor has their own style and vision and its exciting to see the different interpretations of a design from artist to artist. So far Tyler is adding deep characteristic details to the subject.
Once the 2 sides have been sculpted, they are mated and soldered together to form the body. Additional pieces are added to form a more bodied head and mouth.
This week the main body was mounted then the tail, legs, perch, teeth, tongue and ears were added.
The wings have been added and the Wyvern is nearly complete.
The finished Wyvern figure.
Tyler is David’s apprentice. While Tyler may just be starting his journey, his work does not show it. His work is exceptional for an apprentice and the prospects for his future are bright.