Raccoon:

Ok, so this is a beginning…It is a raccoon…What you see below may not look like much but it is actually the result of some very hard thinking & a little muscle…

Materials:

One 6 foot piece of 1/2 inch copper tubing from Canadian Tire (about 17 dollars)

One pipe cutter (the one that costs $12.79)

6 three-way couplings in copper (each is under 2 dollars)

Method:

So then I hand cut, using the pipe cutter & some muscle, 3 inch pieces (4), 6 inch pieces (4), & one 12 inch piece for the body…

For now, I don’t have the right thingamabob to attach the three-way couplings to the pipe securely, so I have just strung some copper wire inside & some elastic bands outside to see how it looks…

Next, I have to figure out how I am going to put on the head piece & the tail piece…(probably a cut into the body piece, add a three way coupling, have some pipe go straight upwards, then add an elbow coupling, then add a piece of pipe to that so the head goes straight forward…- reverse that for the tail & have it go towards the back of the raccoon.) (Note to self: so I need maybe some more copper pipe, two elbow couplings, two three way couplings…plus some rubber joiners to join the couplings properly to the pipe)…

Stages: From the structural, to a chicken wire or mesh layer allover, to a cement/marble mix on top…(maybe some concrete paint & sealer last)…

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Artist Statement: I like to push...Push the fold...Innovate...Figure out how to do something then figure out how to do it even better...I get bored once I accomplish something...I can’t seem to make multiples...Once it is done, it is done & I am not going to make another one...This can hurt profitability...But I feel the paradigm of repetitive production is obsolete...I see a future where pure intellectual innovation will be rewarded without the need to commercialize it somehow...I wonder about the Star Trek idea of a new culture where money is not the driving force...I live that future already... Bio: Sari is an optimist by nature, someone who always sees the sunny side of things, even if there is no sunny side really...She grew up with two wonderful parents & a great brother...Later she married the very best guy in the world, another artist named Joseph Grove...She likes art because it is for her a happy place to be...A place where joy can reside...So she decided to make art herself because that was the nicest thing she thought she could do for people’s lives...I’d tell you more about angst or strife or misery or struggling, but really, that was not the case...But perhaps, because I am Sari & I am writing this, my perception is warped by my extreme positivity...But, to tell you the truth, life has been good... p.s.You can read more about my credentials on my main website at http://www.grovecanada.ca ...But I have left a few things out, credential-wise... My feeling is:"By their fruits, ye shall know them" which is from the New Testament, Book of Mathew(7, 16-20)... So read my books & see if the fruit tastes good to you...I feel those are better credentials than telling you something on a resume... p.p.s. I am a Christian...Whatever that word means to you...
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