This piece was commissioned by a woman who's been in love with the works of Alexandre Dumas ever since she was a child. Her idea was to portray a young girl, building a small sailing ship in the style of the Pharaon. Here she's in the wood shop, surrounded by tools, quietly working away.
The piece measures 14" x 18" x 13", and is powered by the crank out front.
Hand-sculpted polymer clay head, hand-carved basswood body, with handmade clothes.
Most of the items in the wood shop were made from scratch, except the table tops, which were made from found boxes. The base, the floor, and the walls are all made from scratch. The mechanism was handmade using 2 salvaged gears.