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Birch Shadows

This life sized piece was used as a study in oils. It depicts the shadows at sunset in a birch forest. This is the best example yet of intricate detail work. The tree is tupelo and white cedar, the bird is tupelo, and the feet are carved of holly. It is in a private collection.

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.

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