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She grows antlers only once per millennia, then gathers heavy gears to attract a mate.

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She awaits rare spawning males at the headwater.

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With the antlers she is often mistaken for the common Eastern variety, but in looking closer one can see the foot extending from the back of her head- identifying her as the variety exclusive to the region West of the Rocky Mountains.

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Heavy gears are prized as means to grind with mated cogs.

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With the largest gears collected by the dominant female, this juvenile will gather “Like Items” to befriend immature males. These friendly relations are maintained until the Head Foot of maturity emerges. At this point her “Like Items” are discarded and she begins searching for gears as her first points of antlers begin.

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The male holds his gearing aloft, signaling his willingness to mesh cogs. Also, the “codpiece”.

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The “codpiece” of the male is a subtle indicator of attraction, often missed by the casual observer.

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The silvered fairy folk are only amorous where they find a weir and running water. This riparian biosphere is maintained specifically as spawning/rut for the endangered Western Silvered Faerie.

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Stanley took E & I out for a late autumn hike in the hills. The Aspen at the top of the valley still had some gold, and where there should be a dusting of snow and cold North slope shadows it is hot and dry- 85 degrees in town yesterday, with no change in sight. Feeling the dread of global warming amplification while enjoying the weather weirdness.

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The resin casting came out pretty well. I blended marble powder at nearly 1:1 with the resin, making these figures poly-marble. I have yet to clean them up; the heat from the resin kicking off in the mold found and bound every bit of clay that hadn’t been scrubbed from the silicon mold, and there is some chasing necessary as there are some areas that picked up air bubbles and etc- but nary a seam line anywhere. At some point I’ll switch up my media and do a set in cold-cast bronze. Now I wish I’d taken these little sketches just a bit further along and resolved some the proportional gaffes / refinement of features / ¬†extension of gesture. ¬†So I may remake them, to push them further toward Rodin’s use of torsion and collapsing v enervation.

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the underside of her forearm didn’t cast- probably an air bubble. also- the ball she balances on her shoulder…I’ll give her a glass or a steel marble.

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