|Project by Lori Corbett||posted 09-13-2006 07:05 PM||2817 views||0 times favorited||17 comments|
This is one of my later projects. Thr bird and lava rock are carved from tupelo. The sage is made from brass rod and cardstock for the leaves. The piece is painted with acrylics.
This piece is intended to portray the rather harsh conditions these birds endure to make their living.
In my area, they are found in both high elevations (up to 9,000 feet) and in lava & sage plain habitats, as shown.
Conditions are often windy and dry, but an astonishing variety of life thrives here.
Look closely and you’ll see a lady beetle hiding amongst the sage leaves. Not a particularly tasty morsel, as experienced birds know, so it’s uncertain whether the bird will take it or leave it be.
DIMENSIONS = 10 3/4 inches high x 6 inches wide.
The bluebird itself is 2 3/4 inches long.
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