This sculpture depicts a Northern Yellow-Shafted Flicker as it banks in for a landing on a white birch tree. It displays the brilliant coloration that gives the bird its name. This life-sized wooden carving stands 16 inches high. It is balanced on two talons of steel. The bird and tree are carved of tupelo and painted in acrylics. It is in a private collection.
This delightful full-sized sculpture captures the natural curiosity of the flicker. Does it see lunch on the other side of the tree? Does it hear lunch inside of the Birch. Does it wonder what has wandered into its domain? The bird and birch are carved of tupelo. The base is maple burl. It is painted with mixed media. It is in a private collection.