This post displays my latest two Ruby-throated hummers. There is a subtle difference in posture in each. One is displayed on a lilac base that shows the beauty of natural lilac wood with bands of magenta coursing through the grain. The other bird is seen with a slightly less-upright posture at a rose leaning on a walnut burl base. Both are painted in oils and made of tupelo. They are in private collections.
This interpretive piece was born of the tenth anniversary of 9/11. It debuted at the 2011 Vermont Woodworking Show where one visitor was brought to tears by the piece. It is of juniper, mesquite, and cherry. It is in a private collection. It received Honorable Mention in the 2012 Ward World Carving Championship, Advanced Division, Interpretive Carving Category.