This miniature Red-shouldered Hawk stands 5 1/2 inches tall. It shows the majesty of the bird of prey as it warms itself in a sunspot. Or perhaps it is spreading out to appear larger than life to ward off a foe. The uniqueness of the carving allows the collector to adopt a story that fits his life-style. Such is art. This finely detailed commissioned piece is carved in three parts of tupelo. It is painted in acrylics. A private collector now enjoys the work.
Red Shouldered Hawk
This is perhaps my finest representation of the majesty of the hunt. This agile woodland predator has successfully completed a foray and is proudly perched and considering lunch. The Snake is not happy, but still could escape. This is a wall-mount design. The Hawk is made of tupelo, the base is tupelo and Hermanni wood. The snake is epoxy. They are painted with acrylics, It is in a private collection.