Wednesday, February 6, 2008


I finished this one early last year. He's carved from boxwood, stained to a rich golden color using an acid technique. Details are in pearl shell. In designing this one I spent some time thinking about how to create a vertical composition given the bird's long tail feathers typically dragging on the ground. Contorting the form upward and perching him on a log seemed to be the solution. The grasses give a hint of emerging from undergrowth, while still keeping the piece structurally strong.

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