Jan’s Peep Show Entry

A wonderful bird is the pelican,

His bill will hold more than his belican,

He can take in his beak

Enough food for a week

But I’m damned if I see how the helican!

                                                      by Dixon Lanier Merritt, 1910

Our oh-so-talented Jan Halman-Miller has constructed this amusing Peep Show sculpture. She says this is her third time submitting for the Westminster Peep Show, an event that raises money for the Arts Council and scholarships. If you’ve ever been halted in traffic near the Carroll Art Center’s  marquee as parents escort a bajillion children across the streets, it’s probably Peep Show time.

Jan explained that husband Roger made her a metal armature around which she formed a paper mache form. Then, she bought 300 colored Peeps (you know, those marshmallow Easter chicks!), cut 270 of them to shape and hot glued the pieces to her form to make the 3-D pelican sculpture.

Wow, Jan!

Here’s a close up of how the peeps get fitted, melted glue and all. Pelican slobber, obviously.

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2 comments for “Jan’s Peep Show Entry

  1. Brenda Powell
    March 10, 2016 at 7:23 am

    Jan this is great. What did you use as a frame? I how have a sugar high.

  2. Gayle Mathues
    March 11, 2016 at 8:25 am

    I will do my best to meet this big bird in person and cast my vote! Great job!

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