alistair mcdonald sculpture cartoon new zealand badger professor

This is Badger. He’s 1.2m tall. Hes made of various woods and chicken mesh as a base; wallpaper, paper mache, fake fur and cardboard exterior plus windbreak and sculpcrete jacket, all painted with acrylics; and ping pong ball eyes. When making him I learned, by calling the Crown Research Institute for Natural Materials (something like that) that I couldn’t just soak an old jacket/pants in paper mache as it would rot from the inside – but plastic or non-natural materials, such as windbreak, won’t rot.
Who knew?
I didnt
But now I do.
Badger stands just inside the front door because he seems to put a smile on people’s faces.


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