I'm currently working on this piece that, upon completion, will be large and (hopefully) securely mounted to a wall.
A brief description of the project's physical attributes:
Think of a mounted sheep's head, horns and neck and all, like one that would come out of a taxidermist's shop. Now imagine the material it's made of being white earthenware, life sized - fired of course - as though it's emerging from the wall itself.
The Sheep will be accompanied by two arms, either hand built or slipcasted. Both will also be emerging (attached) to the wall. One arm will be displaying the generic "blessing" gesture Jesus is shown posing with in old sacred art. The other hand will be holding a dagger which will be opening the Sheep's throat. From it's neck, gold and copper ivy leaves and vines made from wire will be escaping and "splashing" onto the floor.
I won't bother getting into the concept aspect of the piece to save some of your time. I prefer to not give it all away immediately anyways.
I was working on the piece the other day, I only have most of the head completed and I'm currently building up the horns. I began to wonder how I will mount this thing - safely - and I had a miniature freakout. I had to leave my studio I was so stressed.
Does anyone have any ideas as to how I should go about this when it's completed? It needs to be attached at the neck. As I said, it will resemble an animal head you might mount to a wall. Neck included.
Here are some pictures of where I'm currently at. (Click on "show" to see images)
Feedback and advice greatly appreciated.
Thank you so much.