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Uncle Sam
#1/10 - Created in 1998
Size: 19"T x 8"W
Carved pine and poplar, Sculpey clay buttons, and copper flag. Painted with acrylics.
The miniature copper flags that my Americana pieces hold feature individual stars cut on a scroll saw. This is a tedious process that involves drilling a hole through each star location, inserting the fine-toothed blade, and connecting both ends to the saw before cutting. It's labor intensive but creates a great visual effect on the finished sculpture.

This was my first Uncle Sam carving. As was the case with many of my carvings, it was inspired by 19th century folk art pieces.

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