Since the beginning artist Travis Parr has created all the top sheet artwork for Icelantic Skis. This week we focus in on one of our first skis designs, The Pilgrim
. Here 's what Parr had to say about the creation of the Pilgrim and it's Puffin... Enjoy.
"The original sculpture of the ‘Tufted Puffin’ was created using high performance clay. I first create an armature out of wood, and then start the process of adding the clay to the surface. Once the material is built up enough I then start creating the features of the subject. I choose to inlay the eyes with pearl shell and the beak was carved out of quilted maple to depict a spiritual quality to the piece. After the inlay is completed and the piece is done firing, I take it into the airbrush studio where it becomes a finished piece of Art. I then gather materials from nature to help tell its own story. In this case rooster feathers were inserted above the eyes to showcase the species of puffin."
For a more in-depth look into the creation of this season's artistic theme check the video below.
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