Carved Articulating Snake
Pine representation of a snake, carved and painted in various shades of green, with a red leather tongue.
Materials and techniques
Quebec pine; carved and coloured with waxes and finished with beeswax. The snake has a red leather tongue and a concealed bell in its tail. Blues, greens, red and yellow. The piece of wood is cut in two vertically except for the head and tail and temporarily glued together again. It is then carved and the colour applied and rubbed in. The segments are carved and separated along the cut line and articulated by leather which is held in place with glue and dowels.