Made by Jon Keller
This piece was made with brown paper bag paper mache , used printer paper paper mache , and wood.
I started by making the cello . For this I used balsa wood . The wood I used was thin and easily chipped , so I had to work very slowly and delicately . I used a needle and thread for the strings .
The bench is made from used-printer paper paper mache ( the two supports on the sides ) and hardwood . The wood that I had was too thick so each piece had to be split the long way , sanded , and painted bench green.
For the figure I made a wire frame . Then I wrapped the frame with napkins and foil …..and paper tape . The brown paper bag paper mache was applied a little at a time , allowing drying in between . Once dry the shape was tweaked with a moto tool . For the hat I used acrylic polymer clay.
The pigeons were made with the printer paper paper mache with toothpicks for the beaks and he legs . They were painted with acrylic paint .
The lamp post was made from scraps of wood .
The base is a cutting board . First painted black then speckled with gray paint and a toothbrush.
Everything ( except the figure and the base…and I still may varnish them , not sure yet ) was varnished with matt varnish.
It can be displayed with or without the lamp post ( it is not attached to the base ).