The Wanderer is a nature scene of a young black boy sitting on a tree stump. His shirt is the same color as the roots of the trees that continued to grow the day I wandered into the woods through a host of fallen trees. I couldn’t believe the color. I’d never seen anything like it, such a beautiful and vibrant orange roots coming right out of rich, black earth. WOW!
This scene with the African American boy is based on that moment, the moment when I wandered into the woods.
The boy is sitting on the stump in his orange shirt and navy blue jeans with a tiny button. Beside him is a small red bird (cardinal). The bird is also hand sculpted without a cast. Meticulously placed are curly twigs from grape vines and blackberry vines. As in the real life wooded area, large flowers stand nearly frozen in time, as if dried in a flash. Yellow flowers, two white bushes, small hand picked rocks as well as tiny hand painted flowers have been added to a carpet of reindeer moss. The scene is stationed on a ceramic tile with a felt bottom.
SIZE: 11 inches tall, 7 inches wide on ceramic tile.
This is the second sculpture I’ve created using materials collected the day I went walking in an area with 5 downed trees. The first sculpture was called Birds on Fallen Trees. That entry can be found by clicking the link. The Wanderer is listed in my Etsy shop whose link is located on the sidebar.