Saturday, September 10, 2011
The base is a recycled chunk of styrofoam from a package I received at some point covered with oddments of yarn for "stratigraphy" in the subsurface and "grass" on top. I wanted it to be a successful well, so I added some nice black crude at the base, knit from petroleum based acrylic yarn for that added touch of poetic justice. The derrick is i-cord threaded onto some armature wire with tied on criss-crossing lengths of yarn. The recipient was quite pleased.