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American Avocet

Dune Walker

Tupelo

This large elegant shorebird is carved life size and shown in mid stride. It is set in an environment that includes beach sand and a hand carved wooden clamshell. Bird, shell and environment are painted with acrylics using brush and airbrush; base is natural cherry.  Size - (w) 16in - (h) 10in - (d) 9in.

Flying Sanderling

Surfing the Wind

Tupelo

This life size piece captures the graceful flight of a male Sanderling in breeding plumage. It is shown with wings set into the wind preparing to land. The bird is delicately supported on a stalk of dune grass constructed of brass and copper and inserted in a sand medium. Bird and environment are painted with acrylics using brush and airbrush; base is natural walnut. Size - (w) 8in - (h) 20in - (d) 8in.

Surfing the Wind

American Avocets Miniature

Showing Off

Tupelo

This miniature shows the male Avocet using his wings to maintain balance on a raised perch, while displaying to the female in the pond below during spring courtship ritual. The top base is walnut recessed to form a simulated pond containing a carved sunning painted turtle. Birds, turtle and environment are painted with acrylics using brush and airbrush. A marbleized pine base supports the work.  Size - (w) 11in - (h) 12in - (d) 7 in.

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Little Green Heron

The Watcher

Tupelo

This life size piece shows this colorful wetland hunter in a typical resting but still alert position. He is balancing on one leg on a Cyprus knee in a simulated swamp. Bird is painted with acrylics using brush and airbrush, and supported on a natural maple base. Size - (w) 10in - (h) 20in - (d) 10in.

Greater Yellowlegs

Teamwork

Basswood

This piece shows a full size male and female Greater Yellowlegs pair hunting for periwinkles snails at low tide. They are shown in a natural beach environment with driftwood and carved periwinkle snails. They are painted with acrylics using brush and airbrush and supported on a natural cherry base. Size - (w) 13in - (h) 14in - (d) 13in.

Teamwork

Sanderlings

Dune Strutters 

Basswood

This piece shows a three summer Sanderlings running on a beach at low tide. They are shown in a natural sand beach environment.. They are painted with acrylics using brush and airbrush and supported on a jet-black pine base. Size - (w) 16in - (h) 8in - (d) 18in.

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Semi -Palmated Plovers

Dune Spirits

Basswood

This piece shows a pair of life size Plovers scurrying across a windy dune. They are integrated into a simulated beach environment with wooden shells; copper was used to form the dune grass. They are painted with acrylics using brush and airbrush and are supported on a bleached maple base. Size - (w) 12in - (h) 8in - (d) 12in

 

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