Woodpecker, Hairy

Hairy Woodpecker

Picoides villosus This life-sized commissioned piece shows a common scene in the northern woodlands. This little forager is drawn to the broken wood that is home for lunch. The bird and birch are carved of tupelo, the base is cherry burl and the leaf is brass. It was entered in 2010 Ward World Championship Carving Competition, Advanced Class, and was not recognized. It is in a private collection.