Jerelyn Miyashiro



Gizmo Swoops

Posted by Jerelyn Miyashiro on June 21, 2016 at 3:15 AM

I was thrilled when I found out "Gizmo Swoops" got the Peoples Choice Award for the Most Whimisical at the 2016 Salvation Army Fundraiser in May. Here is the blurb I wrote up about how he came together.

Gizmo Swoops

Salvation Army Transformed Treasure-2016


I saw bird feet in a candle holder, a body in the wine bottle cage and his face in the base of a chaffing dish. The corkscrew “wings” are attached so that they would still flap. His face can be turned and tilted at different quizzical angles. His tea ball heart hangs from his head and will spin in his chest when the piece is rotated. It is also a bit of a challenge to use the reflection in his chest to get the tea ball heart set with the exact center hole on the pin tip. He was so fun to create and I wanted movement in the piece to invite “hands on” play to animate him.

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