I wanted to make a sculpture of a buck that could lie sleeping in the palm of one’s cupped hand. I did a fair bit of research for this one, in the course of which I discovered that all buck all over the world sleep in pretty much the same way, with the nose tucked in between the ankles, allowing easy breathing.
Technical details: it was carved from wax. I tacked two blocks of wax together by melting a few spots along the seam, marked it up and carved it as a single piece. Then I separated the two halves and hollowed them. In the end they were soldered together. It was sold to a friend, which pleases me.