Made by Jon Keller
The inspiration for this little doggie came from my brother’s dog , Archie.
I made my paper mache from brown paper bags ….which I now have an abundant supply of since plastic bags have been banned around here. They make a very dense , brown , heavily textured paper mache that looks a lot like brown stone when dry .
I made a frame using wooden dowels , sort of like a cylindrical cage , onto which I created Archie. His torso was put on with a butter spreader , like icing a cake. The head was made with clay sculpting tools directly onto the body . The legs , tail , and ears were all made separately and attached one at a time. In one of my images he is not finished yet and you can see the wet paper mache around where the legs attach to the body . The progress was slow as a lot of time was spent waiting for things to dry before I could proceed .
I liked the “stone” look of the paper mache so I decided not to paint it .