I love making large sculptures. So, i was excited when Mark Morice called me to come up with something big for his front yard in Gretna, LA. We thought about it together for a few weeks. He wanted the whole neighborhood to know he is an art lover. I think his cousin came up with the idea for the giant sculpture(s) to be Flamingos.
I went to the zoo, spent some time, took some pictures. We agreed on the classic pose for a yard Flamingo, but i also wanted to get a couple of other poses in there, my favorite being one coming in for a landing.
My Studio is in a residential area, so while i was working on these, the neighbors brought some chairs over to watch the progress. It was a lot of fun.
He also bought a 9′ aluminum rooster. He aske me if i could paint it to look like a rooster pet they have at some bar in the Florida Keys.