This item sold on March 11, 2011.
During the recent spring migration I had two chances to tag along with local birding superstars and finally get a good look at migrating warblers. It was a fantastic experience to walk through the forest with folks that could identify every song and tell you what you were hearing and where to look. On the day I spent in Ritchey Woods in Fishers, Indiana I saw 5-6 life birds including Nashville and a Kentucky Warblers. I drew the patterns for this warbler the afternoon after the walk. The mounted Kentucky Warbler at the Cool Creek Nature Center in Westfield, Indiana has also served as a reference for this piece.
4 1/4"l x 2"w x 4 1/2"t
White Pine, Steel, Sycamore Twig and Cherry
Signed: GB Davis, Noblesville, May 2010
Label: 50 Little Birds for Blue Stone Folk School, 81, GB Davis, Noblesville
Each of the 50 little birds is designed and carved using traditional hand tools. A specialized finish technique involves up to 20 different steps using traditional methods and materials to achieve a finish that not only looks old, but exhibits complex and subtle colors and textures. A visiting artist once offered that the birds beg to be held in the hand and rubbed.
50 Little Birds is a project begun early in 2009 in order to fund technology and construction costs at Blue Stone Folk School, a traditional arts program in Noblesville, IN. As of November of 2009 over $1500 has been raised for the school. Every dollar of sales of birds numbered 1-50 goes towards the Folk School. 10% of birds numbered over 50 benefit the school. For more information about Blue Stone Folk School and 50 Little birds visit www.bluestonefolkschool.wordpress.com.