Category: Songbirds


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.

Chickadee on Grass 08

Poecile atricapilla

This latest entry in the chickadee collection is life-sized and captures the softness of the curious little bird. It depicts the uncertainty of its situation as it decides whether to stay or go.

The base is native Vermont maple burl and the bird is of tupelo. The grass is made of brass. This piece is in a private collection.

Carduelis tristis

This delicate piece captures the fragile nature of life as a small bird as fall approaches and grasses are no longer green.

The bird is of tupelo, the grass is steel and the base is maple burl. It is in a private collection.

Chickadee on Snow

Poecile atricapilla

BELOW THE FEEDER. This charming life-sized sculpture depicts life in the winter. Should the hungry bird venture from his fluffed-up warmth to capture the seed?

The bird and seed are of tupelo, the base is red cedar and the branch is steel wire. It is in a private collection and stands 5 inches high.

Cardinalis cardinalis

This stunning piece stands 5 inches high. The impressive detail work can be seen in the close-up photos. The base is of red cedar, the bird is of tupelo and the vine is steel and brass.

It is in a private colletion. It was completed in January 2007.

Cardinalis cardinalis

This beautiful duo is found abundantly in the Eastern U.S. They do not migrate and inhabit woodland edges, stream-side thickets and suburban gardens.

This one-half sized pair is made of tupelo. The vines are of steel and brass, and the leaves are of copper. The base is a distinctive maple burl as seen in one of the views below. The piece is 6″ high and and is in a private collection.

Carduelis tristis

This gregarious little bird is one of the first splashes of spring color at most North American bird feeders. The catkins at the base are found as left-overs from fall seed production.

The bird is tupelo, the branch is brass, the catkins are tupelo and brass and the base is leaded basswood. This piece is in a private collection.

Chickadee on Grass

Poecile atricapilla

This full sized piece captures the inquisitive nature of the little visitor to most bird feeders in the north east.

The bird is made of tupelo, the grass is brass and the base is Brazilian walnut. It is in a private collection.

Chickadee on Wheat

Poecile atricapilla

The solitary full-sized black capped chickadee is balanced on a sprig of wheat. It captures the appearance of these gregarious fellows as the weather is about to change.

The bird is of tupelo and the wheat is constructed of brass rods. It is in a private collection.

Cardinalis cardinalis

This pair of cardinal lovebirds was created as a wedding gift for Jim’s son and daughter-in-law.

It received an Honorable Mention at Concours Quebecois d’Sculpture Oiseaux in 2003.

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