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Penguin weathervane design

Penguin weathervane designI’ve been asked by some lovely people to design and make a penguin weathervane for their barn roof. Their house has been in the family for several generations and the new weathervane will replace one that went missing, at some unremembered point in family history.

After mulling the design over for a while I came to the conclusion that I really didn’t want to present a stereotypical standing penguin; to me, it just didn’t seem to capture the essential ‘penguiness’ of a penguin. Instead I felt I should investigate the possibility of depicting the penguin in its true element, as a streamlined underwater hunter.

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