Saturday, April 7, 2012

Shipping animals

Red-winged blackbirds
by
Wayne Stratz
Last night on facebook I passed along something I had learned earlier in the day... that it is cheaper to ship a hippo to California than a lizard to Colorado.  I would like to think it has something about the butterfly and the eagle feather that travelled side-by-side with the hippo, but it is more likely that the lizard was weighted down by its concrete base as compared to the larger but lighter wedi board where the hippo resides.

But it made me think of other animals I have sent here and there, including the flock of red-winged blackbirds that went to Maryland.  A special commission that came about when my client and her sisters went for a hike to celebrate good health news and were greeted by the beauty of the birds.

What comes to mind is that all these animals came from the heart of the client who commissioned them.

The Lizard:
Snowcatcher's Collared Lizard
by Wayne Stratz
This cantankerous critter demanded to be delivered in our own vehicle:
Di's Red-tailed Hawk
by
Wayne Stratz
Mickie's Siamese cat that went to Alabama:
Siamese Cat
by
Wayne Stratz
The infamous Hippo Project:  (see the whole thing and the close-up of the butterfly):
The Hippo
by
Wayne Stratz
commission your totem critter





7 comments:

  1. Your work is so wonderful! But what a surprise...cheaper to ship a hippo...

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    1. Barbara--- It was a pleasant surprise, but not unexpected considering the weight difference ;')

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  2. I love these stain glass pieces! They are so colorful and beautiful to see!

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  3. Thanks for the smile! That was awesome!

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    1. Snowcatcher--- glad you enjoyed it. my hopes continue for your bones to heal quickly

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