Finally!!! It is done!!! The base is a combination of cherry and big-leaf maple burl. It is available for purchase and may be seen at the Ducktrap Bay Trading Company.
This piece captures the symbiosis of the trained raptor and the falconer. The full-sized red-tailed hawk eagerly awaits the command to hunt.
The bird,glove and bell are carved of tupelo and finished in acrylic paints. The base is walnut. It may be purchased.
With one wing outstretched, this red-tailed hawk issues a call from atop its rocky perch.
This carving is in 1/3-scale. This carving is in a private collection.
Photographs of this piece were recently published as part of a gallery of photos in Denny Rogers’ new reference book The Illustrated Birds of Prey, published 2007, Fox Chapel Publishing Co. Inc.