Where nature and art meet!
This is my first sculptured gourd of a life-size human’s head. It took some doing because I didn’t have a gourd with the wall thickness that was required for all the detail that I preferred. So I did my best with what I had. I made the neck and shirt out of another gourd. The nose is a small banana gourd; the cap is just parts of gourds. Both the cap and nose are removable because they are held in place with rare-earth magnets. The eyes were shaped on two pieces of wood and mounted from the inside. The pipe is a gourd that I grew many years ago and have waited till now to finally find a suitable place for it. The ears were halves of small gourds to help in simulating ears.