I started this sculpture with only the visual idea and no concept or title in mind. I just wanted to make a broken figure with wings. Pretty soon the phrase “the thing with feathers” popped into my mind, but I couldn’t remember where it was from. So I googled it and it’s from Emily Dickinson’s “Hope”, which really was the PERFECT name for the piece.
Find him a spot in your garden, or on a shelf or anywhere really and remember it costs us nothing to hope.
“Hope” is the thing with feathers – (314)
BY EMILY DICKINSON
“Hope” is the thing with feathers –
That perches in the soul –
And sings the tune without the words –
And never stops – at all –
And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard –
And sore must be the storm –
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm –
I’ve heard it in the chillest land –
And on the strangest Sea –
Yet – never – in Extremity,
It asked a crumb – of me.
Hope is 9 LI at life size, but it is modifiable so you can make it smaller or bigger. Please remember that when you make mesh-objects larger their land impact grows as well. Also note that the sculpture appears no-mod in inventory due to the resizer script, but it is perfectly modifiable with or without the script.
Hope is hand-painted, materials enabled, original mesh.
Permissions are copy/modify/no-transfer.
The sculpture is half-price at The Chapter Four for L200.