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posted: January 23, 2007
Egghead Munny...
A few months ago I was invited to participate in the Bear and Bird gallery's first show, "For Love of Munny". I just finished mine today. I used sculpey to fill in the arm sockets, create a trunk, and form the 2 birds. I made the nest out of raffia fiber I found at World Market.

It was a lot of work but I had a great time with it.
13 comments
Mark Fisher January 23, 2007
Brandon, I was not aware of Munny. I checked out the site, what a great idea. I like what you did with the character a lot.
Robert Saunders January 23, 2007
Brandon, this is weird as all get-out. You're "cracked," man! Nice work.
Scott Bakal January 23, 2007
Great job, man! Looks great and good luck with the show.
Leo Espinosa January 23, 2007
Love it! Very original. What did you use for the trunk?
Josh McKible January 23, 2007
Really nice! I like how you ditched the body all together and swapped in the tree trunk. I'm generally leery of the whole collectible vinyl toy thing.. but this is a nice piece.
Leo Espinosa January 23, 2007
Did you sand it? if you use superfine sandpaper after baking it you can get amazing results. Use a mask though, you don't want to have Sculpey lungs! Again, your design is really sweek and original, Brandon.
Brandon January 23, 2007
Hey Leo, yep I sanded it with super-fine sandpaper. It made it smooth as a baby's bottom. I didn't use a mask though. I didn't even think about that. I'll know better next time, thanks. Didn't you paint a figure a while back? Seems like I remember a post about it.
Zina Saunders January 24, 2007
Fascinating transformation you concocted here, Brandon, beautifully realized. Did you just look at the original form and "see" the birds in their nest in the tree or did you do lots of sketches, noodling around with ideas?
J.D. King January 24, 2007
It's KUTE! I love it!
Mike Moran January 24, 2007
Great job on this one Brandon. I love seeing this kind of work! You should do more!
Brandon January 24, 2007
Zina- Thanks very much. The head looks very much like an egg to begin with, big and white. The idea came from my second (and final) sketch that had 3 birds coming out of the head, one large coming out of the front. I thought that was overkill and went with the 2 instead. I also decided to take the arms off to accentuate the trunk. JD- THANX Mike- Cheers, I'd like to as well. It was challenging painting on an object rather than something flat.
Beth January 30, 2007
This is wonderful. I love, love, love everything about it. The combo of textures, the colors, the two birds. Gorgeous.
Brandon Reese January 31, 2007
Beth- Shucks... thanks M'am!