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("bloodthirsty" "little crown")
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Specimen #01126, 4/22/2001
Wingspan: 4.5 inches
Composition: 12 karat gold filled wire, sterling silver
wire, blue niobium wire, stainless steel scalpel blades, steel
utility blades, thin plastic wing covers with 23 karat gold
Collection site: Mont-Royal, Montreal
Comments: This sculpture has the dubious distinction
of being "Most Injurious To Artist, So Far". The scalpel
horns on the face kept snagging me as I tried to work on the
eyes. But, as I pointed out to the folks I was making this
for, "Like all new kings, this one was baptized in blood".
Overdramatic perhaps, but still appropriate. It was worth
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