This is the final piece- Raccoon (and Chicken) Sculpture
The raccoon was commissioned by a local school after their failed attempts to raise chickens. They first kept chicks in an open coop, then put a roof on the coop, then locked the chicks in a wooden house at night, but a raccoon got them every time. When the school decided to keep rabbits instead, they asked me to commemorate the lost chickens in clay. I decided to have the elusive raccoon make an appearance. The raccoon was, after all, just being a raccoon. In the sculpture, however, a chicken finally gets the upper hand.
See how the sculpture took shape below.