Armor Ball

Armor Ball



Limited Editions: 30
14.5″H x 10″L x 4.5″ W

Creating Armor Ball, a baby armadillo was really a study to explore texture. The rough nature of the unique armor of this animal compared to the smooth, curved base allowed me the opportunity to contrast the two textures.

I love the shape of this prehistoric looking animal when threatened. The armadillo defends itself by curling into this protective ball to conceal its soft underbelly.

I precariously perched Armor Ball on top of a spiral, to illustrate that no matter the amount of armor he puts on, vulnerability remains a possibility for him. Armor Ball was juried into the Society of Animal Artists 50th Exhibition.

Photos by Mel Schockner