This stunning  piece captures the stealth of this little wetlands denizen. It is about to pounce from its mangrove root perch. The bird and roots are made of tupelo and are painted in acrylics. The feet are individually crafted of copper wire and epoxy.  It has some of the best examples of detail work yet. It is in a private collection.

It won The Best in Show at the 2011 Southern Appalachian Artist Guild’s “Off the Wall” 3D Exhibit in Blue Ridge Georgia.

It is full-sized, standing 5″ high.