Behind The Artwork: Creation Of The Pilgrim
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." -PARR For a more in-depth look into the creation of this season's artistic theme check the video below.