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Lefty was inspired by a sweet little green cheek at the Animal Company here in San Francisco.
As a baby, his left wing had been tragically pinned in his cage and had to be amputated at the elbow – hence his name. In spite of this trauma, he was one of the most affectionate little parrots I've ever known. He just loved to play, and was totally fearless.
The high quality faux fur was was hand-dyed exclusively with Tria markers, then scissor trimmed and dyed again.
Lefty's feet utilized the same method of bundling brass wires with heat-shrink tubing, but I added an addtional covering of Ultrasuede to match the look of a parrot's plump little toes.
Sculpture dimensions: 5" x 10.5"
Materials: High density faux fur, Ultrasuede, silk ribbons, brass wire, semi-precious findings, and the omnipotent scary-sharp scissors.
Display Method: Free standing
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