The Artwork of Nicholas Dwyer

Vertebrae

Vertabrae was the outcome of a school assignment to develop a sculpture from a concept that you devised after visiting the OKC bone museum (yes collage field trips are cool).

I love a graceful, mecahnical and mathmatically beautifl skeleton of a very small monkey. The vertabrae from the head to the tail had a cool hinge like action, and I came up with my concept sketches and deviations of the skeleton.

This is wood, stained with Lemon Zinger Tea, finished in a mink oil polish. The wire is copper and it can be fastened at both ends with copper wire of clear fishing line and displayed on a pedestal or hung from the center of the thread, making a U shape. I really like this piece. But I will part with it soon.

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