This interpretive sculpture utilizes rescued firewood ( spalted maple) to capture the essence of birds of prey. The emphasis of the eyes depicts the exquisite vision they incorporate in the hunt. It shows the demeanor and one of the tools of a professional killer. It stands 5 1/2 inches high and is available for purchase.
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.
This intriguing piece developed from the wood itself during construction. The lighter wood is Juniper and as it was worked, the grain evolved into the form of a raptor. The turbulence of the dive became apparent in the piece. The darker wood is mesquite. As the turbulence was incorporated into this piece, a duck emerged You can see the frenzy of the prey as it realizes it is being pursued. It was entered in the 2010 Ward World Carving Championsip, but was not recognized. Entries are not allowed any description, and the judges missed the duck, which is an integral part of the piece. It won first place in the Design Competition, Sculpture Division at 7th Annual Vermont Fine Furniture and Woodworking Festival. It won the Second Place, Three- Dimensional Art Award in the Southern Appalachian Artist Guild National Juried Show ( http://southernappalachianartists.org ) in Blue Ridge, Georgia. The wood was sanded to 1500 grit and oiled and polished. It is available for purchase .
This interpretive piece captures the solitude of a small waterfall and the eddy beneath it. The kingfisher patiently waits for a meal to appear. The water is mesquite and the kingfisher is lilac. It is in a private collection.
This enchanting piece depicts hope emerging from the depths of concern. The bright swallow enters the light of the horizon from the shadows of twilight. The six inch tall piece highlights the beauty of the dark-grained mesquite and light-grained west Texas Juniper . It was designed with the guidance of Chris White. It is in a private collection.
This abstract piece captures the solitude of the preening swan. The ability of alabaster to gather light and glow enhances the softness of the sculpture. It measures approximately 5 by 7 inches. It was entered in the 2009 World Carving Championship. It may be purchased.
Nyctea scandiaca Typically a bird of the tundra, these beautiful large owls have been seen in the U.S. as far south as Oklahoma. This miniature is 4X6 inches. The striking translucence of the alabaster captures the ethereal nature of these hunters. The piece is even more striking when back-lit. It is available for purchase.