the Magician and his Assistant
The Magician and his Assistant was commissioned by two professional magicians. I made two versions for them (one as a caricature of the client), and I made a third version for my own collection. I wanted to have a surprise ending to this magic trick that the magician was not expecting and thus is surprised. Perhaps I was the most surprised when making tiny eyelids was quite an undertaking. I stretched raw hide over 3/8″ wooden balls and then sanded down the (eye)balls so the lids would slide easily. Not an easy task, but I like the results!
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