This Armadillo is one of the animals from the retired line of sculptures we produced when we started Windstone Editions in 1984. I have newly painted these rediscovered old Armadillo castings with light and dark brown, shaded in a “sunburst ” pattern like an old mandolin. The original Armadillos were slightly greyer in color and did not have such dark brown markings. He has dark brown glass eyes. Like the other animals in this old line, they are whimsical and not meant to be accurate representations of any species in particular. Nine banded armadillos cannot really curl up like this, I just thought it looked cute. Now I feel guilty for perpetuating a myth. In addition to the color, this 2009 Edition Armadillo can be told from the original ones we sold between 1984 and 1988 by the new grey felt Windstone pad. He is not numbered, but he is signed by me, Melody Pena. He comes with a letter of authenticity and a hang tag.
We have over 100 of these Armadillo castings and plan to paint more like this until they run out.