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Maggie May

For my final project, I recreated a bronze cast bird created during the Shang Dynasty of China (11th century BCE). The bird was originally designed to be a chariot finial. I was drawn to the bold gesture and form of the work and decided to recreate it in paint. This was the first time that I have endeavored to recreate a three dimensional work in paint, and I definitely struggled with certain aspects but learned a lot about the process and appreciated the time to study such an impressive, elegant work.
I have created a slide show of the original work and my own work, as well as my thoughts about what did and did not work. The link is as follows: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1-FwmDE9JREPv0lc1ihSdZB0jmXAcq-AUzEQA5DDgiVQ/edit?usp=sharing.
I look forward to seeing what everyone else chooses to recreate for this project!