03/26/2016 by syrbal-labrys
About fifteen years ago, I found a little wooden monkey that was in an odd assumed position — flat out like Superman. But he had no wings. I had to buy/rescue the poor little (Un)Flying Monkey. A year later I bought a winged angel figure made of reeds — but her wings were wooden and a perfect fit for the poor monkey! That angel wasn’t flying anyhow!
Last month, I took to carving wood myself to recreate a pair of wings for the head of a Crow Mother kachina doll. I corrected the paint color on her “ruff” too – though it took me two tries to get it the shade of a fox skin and as aged looking as the rest. She was another “rescued orphan” purchase of mine.
I don’t like things broken and abandoned — whether small kitschy objects of art, or beautiful symbols of community life!…
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