I've been saving this little wax sculpture since I made it in a college sculpture class.  The sculpture professor at Gustavus Adolphus, Stan Shetka, had us find a bug, do extensive drawings, and interpret it in various media.  My wire and clay sculptures of this pill bug are long gone, but the little wax guy has survived.  It's a little busted up and a lot dusty.  I made the body with small slabs of wax melted together into a hollow shell.  The legs are heavy thread dipped in hot wax repeatedly, like old-fashioned candle making.  Each leg was then carefully joined to the body with hot wax.   I think the assignment was to create a wax for bronze casting.  This was too delicate to cast effectively, so it was never converted.

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