Made by Jon Keller
This piece is made with newspaper paper mache on a corrugated cardboard frame . The bird and the horns are carved balsa wood .
I had first made smaller curved horns but , after I considered the project finished , I cut them off and made a new set of much longer wooden horns . Cutting into a “finished” project was a little scary , but the result was well worth it .
The base is a wooden plaque that I bought at a thrift shop for one dollar . I covered it with a thin layer of paper mache and painted it green . The little clumps of grass are slivers of green paper.
Everything was painted with acrylic paint and then varnished with water based matte varnish .