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This interpretive sculpture utilizes rescued firewood ( spalted maple) to capture the essence of birds of prey. The emphasis of the eyes depicts the exquisite vision they incorporate in the hunt. It shows the demeanor and one of the tools of a professional killer.

It stands 5 1/2 inches high and is available for purchase.

Out Of Chaos

This interpretive piece was born  of the tenth anniversary of 9/11.  It  debuted at the 2011 Vermont Woodworking Show where one visitor was brought to tears by the piece. It is of juniper, mesquite, and cherry. It is in a private collection. It received Honorable Mention in the 2012 Ward World Carving Championship, Advanced Division, Interpretive Carving Category.

The Duck, Hunter

This intriguing piece developed from the wood itself during construction. The lighter wood is Juniper and as it was worked, the grain evolved into the form of a raptor. The turbulence of the dive became apparent in the piece.

The darker wood is mesquite. As the turbulence was incorporated into this piece,  a duck emerged You can see the frenzy of the prey as it realizes it is being pursued.

It was entered in the 2010 Ward World Carving Championsip, but was not recognized.  Entries are not allowed any description, and the judges missed the duck, which is an integral part of the piece.

It won first place in the Design Competition, Sculpture Division at 7th Annual Vermont Fine Furniture and Woodworking Festival.

It won the Second Place, Three- Dimensional Art  Award in the Southern Appalachian Artist Guild National Juried Show ( http://southernappalachianartists.org ) in Blue Ridge, Georgia.

The wood was sanded to 1500 grit and oiled and polished. It is available for purchase .

King’s Eddy

This interpretive piece captures the solitude of a small waterfall and the eddy beneath it. The kingfisher patiently waits for a meal to appear.

The water is mesquite and the kingfisher is lilac. It is in a private collection.

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