"The Birth of an Elephant"
Howard Solomon needed
a model for the Castle
elephant, he chose one from
a set of four black ebony
elephants. The model is
2 1/2 inches tall. Howard first
makes a "frame" called an
armature. The armature consists
of 1/8 and 1/4 inch steel rods.
Howard holds the armature against
an outside wall to get a look at it
before he begins to cover it.
The armature is moved back into
the workshop and Howard begins
to make it into an elephant. The
"skin" is made from oil drums.
October 2, 2000
So far four oil drums have been used.
The toenails are clam shells from a
shell pit, and are put on with Bondo.
Howard hopes the elephant, yet to be
named, will be on display by Christmas.
Tours Daily 11:00 A.M. to 4:00
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