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.

It is in a private collection.