This beautiful wall-mounted sculpture depicts the dichotomy of the male and female feathering patterns. This pair is frequently seen in the birches of the Northeast. The birds and the tree are of tupelo and the branches are of holly, reworked birch and brass. They are life-sized. It is in a private collection.
Pheucticus ludovicianus This life-sized sculpture shows the delicate balance of songbirds and nature. The colors of late summer are captured at the leafy edge of the forest. This piece utilizes the “smoothie” technique where no fine detail feather carving is done. All details are accomplished with paint brush alone. The bird is of tupelo, the branch is of brass, steel, and epoxy. Both are painted with acrylics. It was entered in the 2009 Ward World Carving Competition. It is in a private collection.