Completed April 17, 2014, at least to the point of having nothing further for this teasel head to teach. (Teasels, introduced to North America for use in wool carding and now gone wild enough for their origins to be largely forgotten, look rather like hedgehogs-on-sticks. And they’re durable enough to play with. Look for further experiments here....)
This little guy has a home, but you can write to the Salamander if you’d like to discuss the creation of someone similar for yourself.