It has been so long, and I've been working on this one since December! I finally finished her today. She is inspired by Gustav Klimt's painting Mother and Child. I really just wanted to capture a posture and feeling that I get from Mother and Child.
I named it Remembering Bliss because I hope that it will take the viewer into a blissful moment in life.
It could be an embrace from a mother, a lover,
Holding a child close to your heart,
or a cherished moment, any moment of bliss or sacredness.
When I got an order for a wedding cake topper with a bride and groom riding a tandem bike, I knew I had a fun challenge ahead. Making the bike was challenge number one. It took three tries, but I finally did it.
The next problem was balancing the monkeys on the bike, and getting the bike to stand securely on its own. I finally decided to use wires covered by "grass" supporting two of the bike pedals.
The end result was worth all of the work, and getting it to its destination required lots and lots of bubble wrap, plus double boxing.