Lake Damselfly Dragon
The inspiration for this little damselfly dragon came to me as I sat at the edge of a lake in the woods. I was there with a friend, one of those rare, special friends whose very presence is always a catalyst for joy. We sat there, mostly in companionable silence, and as I looked out at the reflections of trees rippling in the water, as I felt the fresh forest air caress my skin, I felt myself healing. I deliberately took no pictures; instead, I studied the scene in front of me with intent to remember, so that I could make this dragon inspired by the textures and colors I saw reflected in the water.
Lake Damselfly Dragon is a one of a kind work, sculpted from polymer clay over a wire & aluminum foil armature and painted with acrylics. It has iridescent accents that are brighter in person than they look in photos. The wings are built from layered rag paper and wire. The entire sculpture is sealed with multiple coats of polyurethane varnish for durability, shine, and water resistance. It measures approximately 10.5cm (4”) tall and 14cm (5.5”) long.