Close

Whoa! You can't favorite your own shop.

Whoa! You can't buy your own item.

Whoa! You can't favorite own item.

Whoa! You can't add your own item to a list.

Add this item to a treasury!

Close
You don't have any treasuries yet. Enter a title below to create one.
Close

This item has been added.

View your treasury.

This item sold on March 11, 2011.

Like this item?

Add it to your favorites to revisit it later.
Kentucky Warbler No. 81

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.

Kentucky Warbler
4 1/4"l x 2"w x 4 1/2"t
White Pine, Steel, Sycamore Twig and Cherry
Number 81
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.

Kentucky Warbler (No. 81)

Overview

  • Materials: wood, steel
  • Feedback: 32 reviews
  • Only ships to United States from Indiana, United States.
15