Saturday, December 11, 2021

Lilienthal's Turkey

Ever since I was a kid, I liked turkey breastbones. They have a prehistoric flying creature look to them, and I would treat them as toys. During my teen years I added wings to one, it was quite attractive hanging from the ceiling. This is a revisit of that now long-gone winged turkey bone, influenced by the gliders built and flown by Otto Lilienthal in the late 19th century. Wings made of mylar and bamboo. Egg-shaped object is an eggshell.