This is a balsa foam carving I did for art class. It is made up of five flat pieces of foam glued together and then carved away to take form. It took forever with all of the feathersand trying to get the eyes in the right place to my standard. Then the whole thing is lightly painted with gold acrlic and of course the eyes painted. Yes the ear feather did break off at one point but it was glued back on. Even with this imperfection I still love this piece.