These adorable little creatures are sugar
gliders (Petaurus breviceps), marsupials that are native to Eastern and Northern Australia and some surrounding
islands. They are notable for the
stretchy membrane (known as the patagium) between the front and back legs that allows them to glide from one
tree to another. These two represent a mother and her offspring.
Mum has been created using beautifully soft Tyber and Schulte
synthetic fabrics with ultrasuede feet and ears. Baby has been created with long pile mini bear fabrics and ultrasuede. Both
have been stuffed with polyfil and
a bag of glass beads resides in their tummies for
a bit of added weight. Their tails are filled with rubber pellets. The heads are nut and bolt jointed
and they have wire armature in their arms and legs (all the way down to their individual fingers and toes)
for poseability. They have English glass eyes ringed with cotton cord lids, and polymer clay noses. Bonded
nylon highlights their mouths and the whiskers are made from horse hair. They have been scissor scuplted and airbrush
shaded for realism.
Mum measures just over 10" from the
nose to the tip of her tail and Baby is approximately 7.5" long.