This life-sized sculpture depicts the plight of the critically endangered Spoon-Billed Sandpiper. There are felt to be less than 200 nesting pairs in Northern Asia. The chicks are under the protective wing for only 1-2 days after hatching.
This stunning creation is carved of a single piece of tupelo and painted with acrylics. It won a third place ribbon at the 2013 Ward World Carving Championship in Ocean City, MD. It is available for purchase. It is approximately 4 inches high and 6 inches long.
It can be seen in the following link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0Mmd70n36w.
This 9 inch miniature portrays the typical posture of the great blue fisherman. They are often seen resting on one leg at the edge of wetlands.This bird carving is of tupelo. The intricate detail of the sculpture accurately depicts the distinct feathering of the various areas of the bird. It is painted in oils and is in a private collection.
This beautiful sculpture is completed! The entire piece is carved from tupelo wood. This fine art carving is painted in oils. It depicts the successful completion of the hunt .]This whimsical piece shows the clown-like plumage of the breeding season. The little hunter has just found a full creel of sand eels, and is looking for a potential mate to share them with. It is available for purchase. It placed 2nd in the Advanced Division, Sea Birds Category in 2012 Ward World Carving Championships. It is in a private collection.
This life-sized wood sculpture captures the ability of this little angler to hover above pools while looking for prey. It depicts the moment just before the bird tucks its wings and plummets into the eddy.
This intricate carving is made of tupelo wood . Tupelo is a wood found in southern bayous. It allows the artist to provide the fine detail that is inherent to this art form because it is quite stable and the grain is not a problem.
The base is walnut and the stand is cherry.
It is painted in oils.
This stunning piece captures the stealth of this little wetlands denizen. It is about to pounce from its mangrove root perch. The bird and roots are made of tupelo and are painted in acrylics. The feet are individually crafted of copper wire and epoxy. It has some of the best examples of detail work yet. It is available for purchase.
It won The Best in Show at the 2011 Southern Appalachian Artist Guild’s “Off the Wall” 3D Exhibit in Blue Ridge Georgia.
It is full-sized, standing 5″ high.
This delightful little shorebird is caught in the midst of its curious inspection of the sea shore.
It is life-sized and sculpted of tupelo. The grass is of copper. All are painted in acrylics. It represents perhaps my best example of detailing yet. It is a commissioned piece and is now in the hands of the collector.
This energetic little wave racer is seen at the shore chasing receding waves in the search for lunch.
The bird and beach are made of tupelo. This commissioned piece is in a private collection.