This adventurous piece was commissioned to capture the grace and beauty of swallows hunting at dusk. It is designed to enter the room from a corner and is mounted on the partial wing of the next bird. Each bird is separate and mounts to the next with steel supports. The birds and wing mounts are all carved of tupelo. It is painted in oils.
This recently commissioned wooden sculpture depicts the rafters in a barn in spring. It shows the adult nurturing the young. It is a mobile piece in that the adult can be shown feeding any of the young in any position that fits the decor of the room. It is wall-mounted. The birds are carved of tupelo and painted in acrylics. It is at home in N. Carolina.
The piece is completed! It stands 4.5 inches high. All parts are carved of tupelo. It is currently being purchased. It won honorable mention at the 2011 Ward World Carving Championship.