Carving an original wildlife sculpture from a block of wood is labor intensive and represents only the first 20% of the project. Photo shows the finished carving stage of "Learning to Fly."
The detailed wood carving and burning needed to give a bird its final shape and feather pattern typically takes 40 to 80 hours. Photo shows "The Binocular Bandit" nearing completion.
I am adding the final touches to the original wildlife sculpture "He Chose Defiance" before showing it at the Rehoboth Art League
Juried Exhibition in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
I enjoy a good challenge and this gravity-defying sculpture really put my knowledge of physics to the test. I used this sculpture as a template for my award-winning sculpture "The Show-Off."
Here's the view from my carving, painting and assembly workstation, with my hands of course doing all of the work. It's a blessing to have a great workspace in a peaceful location.
My art gallery is located above the workshop, where I display some of my completed original wildlife sculptures and cold cast bronze art. Some sculptures may be on display at local galleries or regional art exhibitions.