This hand carved and painted wall sculpture IS AN ITEM IS AVAILABLE BY ORDER.
The exposed wood grain is symmetrical on wings, body and tail. This, combined with pigment mimics plumage patterns. I have spent years of experimentation to achieve this result.
This sculpture is..
- Wall mounted by a steel bracket.
- Carved out of Spruce.
- The size is 36" -42 " W x 20" H x 5" D ( not including the bracket )
- Glass eyes
I would be delighted to ship outside of the U.S. PLEASE CONVO ME ABOUT SHIPPING, or any other questions you may have.
The theme of my work represents characteristics of plants and animals native to North America.
These works are carved from solid or joined domestic wood, as well as/or appropriated remnants of vintage American Chestnut that I have foraged. Some pieces incorporate forged steel , glass and epoxy.
The compositions are in the form of masks, figurative, and composites that evolve out of unique pieces of vintage American Chestnut.
I use both additive and subtractive methods of painting the wood surface to expose some of the woodgrain that mimics patterns of fur and plumage.
The source of my inspiration is a small primitive cabin that I immerse myself from time to time.
I have been sculpting and painting since I was a boy. I have an MFA from SUNY Buffalo, and have taught art at the secondary and post-secondary levels. My work is in various public and private collections, including a few large scale installations