Body made from spud, eyes are moonflower seeds, nostrils are morning glory seeds, ears are seed wings from a digger pine cone, sunflower stalks for the arrow and hanger, grass for grass, and a live oak leaf for the tongue.
juniper twig & bark, piñon sap, salt cedar twig, grass blades & seeds, moss, seed heads from unknown vine, and my hair to hang it up
Head — aspen bark from Lana’s backyard
Antlers — desert willow branches from Cynthia’s backyard
Eyes — snails from Salt Lake City, Utah, hike to “livingroom”
Nose — red berry from bush along Santa Fe Trail
Mouth — branch from desert willow
hanger — desert willow branch
glue — pine tree sap
Maculatum leafs./Willow leaf /Birds eye maple seed pods/Lily grass.
Sassafras end cut from a logging trail
Raffia string made of palm leaves dyed in beet juice
Wheat from the farmer’s field and naturally dried
Grouse feather from a November 2014 hunt (I save the feathers)
Greenery is from a holly bush growing in my back yard. The leaves are ever green
His face is made from eastern white cedar, his eyes from a pair of crab apples, his nose is a cone from a Black Hills Spruce, his mouth is a single rose hip, his wispy hair comes from giant foxtail, his bushy eyebrows come from a pair of purple coneflowers, and lastly, his distinguished mustache from the lowly bagworm, all bound together with bluegrass blades.
Sand Balls from no-man’s-land northwest of Albuquerque. I drilled into them and whittled a pine stick to hold the candles in place. Dried Cholla stalks from below our home of Brown. Of course, the fire is a natural phenomenon that, once harnessed by man, provided sustenance through the ages.
pine cone for body of plane
magnolia leaves, brown side up, for wing & propeller
pecan for pilot head
rabbit fur for pilot hair
seed of holly berry for eyes and nose
hull of holly berry for red pinstripe of airplane
acorn cap for bowl of pilot cap
small piece of trimmed magnolia leaf for bib of pilot’s cap
pine resin for glue of eyes, nose, cap ( sure hope I didn’t kill my tree when I used a machete on the base)
whittled stick to attach propeller
wild grapevine for hanger of ornament
Pine cone that fell from a tree near my parking space.
Purple Fountain Grass that smelled like a skunk when I cut it.
Feathery Blooms from Purple Fountain Grass.
Seed pod from a Mountain Laurel Tree (?) near the gas station.
Red berries from Pyracantha shrub.
Dark blue berries from a hidden shrub near the entrance gate to my apartments.
Everything is tied together with the grass.