Wonderful animal figures made of resin and wood
Blake McFarland, a former baseball player who is now a sculptor, makes fascinating creature figurines out of a blend of epoxy resin and hardwood. The sculptures emphasize the ingredients and McFarland’s technical competence while showcasing the graceful elegance of the animals’ bodies through the brilliant shine of plastic and various hues of hardwood.
The Whale is one of McFarland’s more recent works, and the headline says it all. The wood that makes up the enormous whale’s stately foundation contrasts with the translucent substance that covers its head. According to him, “The Whale” is made up of 7 exotic woods and 11.5 litres of epoxy resin. By utilising transparent plastic on the upper portion of the whale and varied hardwoods on the bottom, I was able to catch the spirit of the sea.
McFarland spent an astounding 100 hours making his whale-themed artwork. He began with a big slab of resin-coated wood. He says, “I used a variety of power tools to chop it down and polished all the upwards from to 5,000 grains.” “I adore the final result.” The Beacon, a Topeka, Kansas, arena from the 1920s, will host The Whale now that it is finished.
Here are additional artworks of creatures by McFarland. He also makes movies of his technique that are fascinating to watch in contrast to the images. To see those as well, scroll to the bottom.
Blake McFarland, a former baseball player who is now a sculptor, makes creature figurines out of hardwood and plastic.
The Whale, his most recent creation, took him 100 hours to complete and features 7 exotic woods.
He also made an artwork of a bear.
…and also, a lovely duck.
On his Channels on youtube, McFarland provides a peep into his creative process.