How to Make a Lizard Wire Sculpture : How to Make a Shoulder in a Lizard Wire Sculpture

How to Make a Lizard Wire Sculpture : How to Make a Shoulder in a Lizard Wire Sculpture


DEB HUGLIN VOGEL: Hi, I’m Debbie “The Roboteer,”
and I’m here for Expert Village. I’m working on a wire sculpture the way Sandy Calder taught
me where it’s all one piece of wire. And it’s going to have lots of kinetic energy and tensile
strength, which means it will be able to move, sort of like a giant safety pin. So far, we
twisted the wire to make the lizard’s head and twisted a couple of places to make his
eyes. We’ve made his neck. It’s about the same size of his head. And now we’re going
to make a shoulder and his first leg. His shoulder, like our shoulder, is about the
size of his head. We’ll give it a little bend, and then we’re going to want his legs to be
about twice his head size. So he’s going to have his elbow right there. So this is his
neck, his shoulder and his leg. Now, we want nice lizard fingers that are really long and
spindly. So we want a needle-nose plier, and we’re going to make a bend here and we’re
going to make really long lizard toes. And then lizards usually have a little thing
in the back there that holds the lumps so we’re going to make another little one back
to back.
Okay, so there’s a lizard foot and we want to fix this so that we can twist up the leg.
So if you can see the toes here, then we want to twist this. You started with a twist there
but then we want to twist the body and not the wires so the wire doesn’t get all unravelled.
And we’re going to carefully wrap the lizard legs.

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