Hawk, Cooper’s

Mantling Cooper’s Hawk

Accipiter cooperii This sculpture depicts the scene after a hawk takes a prey. They will spread their wings and tail around the catch to ward off interlopers. The bird is a life-sized male of tupelo. The base is walnut burl, carved to depict a forest floor. Close-ups are provided to show the intricate detail of the carving. This carving is in a private collection.