Ruffed Grouse, Drumming
sculpted from a Tamarack tree stump
ABOVE: A school of trout moving through the shallow water of a stream bed, with the rippled sunlight playing on their bodies. Fish carved from a stick of Apple wood, right off the wood pile. Frame is White Ash, trimmed inside and out with an accent of American Cherry. Approx. 16" X 26"
LEFT: Moose, with the accent on the cow and calf. (about time, huh?) Deep relief carved in a Silver Maple butt, with wood burned accents. The "live edge" of the piece speaks of the wood's origin, as a slice of stump taken close to the ground. Approx. 16" X 18" high
...winner of several awards, this sculpture recently sold for $475.
The brook trout is carved from Cherry, and the "splash" from a Black Cherry Burl.
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Fine carvings in wood, of wildlife and habitat in the Great North Woods
The White Ash Trilogy
All three sculptures are carved from a section of a white ash log,
harvested to make room for a road widening project on Rt. 17, in the town of Roxbury, Maine. Except for this section, the rest of the tree was cut and split and stacked for firewood.
(left to right) "Rutting Whitetail buck", "Bull and Cow Moose, At Rest", "Doe with Fawn"
I live in the Great North Woods. In fact, I live in the middle of a wildlife protection area on the shore of Rangeley Lake, at the edge of Maine's one- hundred-mile wilderness. This gives me the opportunity to observe wildlife, up close and personal. If I haven't seen almost every species of fish, mammal and bird from the comfort of camp, then I've seen them in the woods, fields and waters of this beautiful part of the country.
I have chosen to capture the images in the medium of wood. Through sculpting and relief carving, I bring to life representatives of animals, birds and fish, often in their habitat, doing something that comes naturally.
Should you visit this neck of the woods, drop in. The drive to my Gallery should offer you the chance to see some of my subjects in the wild!
Brook trout rising to a fly
The trout is carved from Birch, and its coloration accomplished by pyrography. It is mounted on a painted wooden panel, with "reeds" added to create a depth of field. Framed in mahogany. Can stand on its own, or be hung on a wall.
Recently sold for $425.
recently sold for $750.