Mark Patraw

Fishbone Quill Pen

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I chose to make a life-sized replica of the fishbone quill pen that Ariel used to sign Ursula's contract, in order to become human, in Disney's 1989 animated film The Little Mermaid.

Newsprint, tissue paper, cardboard from a box of Cookie Crisp cereal, a segment of wire from a barbed wire fence (I needed stronger/thicker wire for the pen shaft), garbage bag wire twist ties (internal support for the ribs and tailbones), white glue, and acrylic paint.

48.0 cm (18.9") long x 8.7 cm (3.4") wide.

Two days: December 4th and 5th, 2016.

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