I ran across n automata piece on the internet called "Migrating Elephants" which captured my imagination so I decided that I had to have something similar. I felt I should do something a little different so I chose a Canadian migratory mammal for my piece. Every year thousands of caribou cross the Arctic tundra in their annual migration covering long distances. If they had the assistance of these little jet assisted winged backpacks their trip could be less tiring.
This is the piece still in progress, with detail carving and painting of the caribou yet to occur. I also intend to add two small evergreen trees on the left end of the top plate. While it wasn't my original intention a few red bows around the caribou's necks will make this a nice Christmas piece! When finished I will post a video on YouTube.