|Project by WoodenWonders||posted 01-10-2011 at 06:47 AM||3045 views||3 times favorited||11 comments|
This is an eagle head sculpture carved from a very wormy piece of butternut. The eyes are hand painted and sealed with clear fingernail polish. The pictures don’t capture the detail of the bird feathers. The feathering process involved incorporating the natural worm holes in the wood into the overall pattern. I am presently taking carving classes from Orlando Villarreal in Hudsonville, Michigan. He often places among the top carvers in national woodcarving competitions. Maybe someday I will be as good as Orlando… meanwhile this is my first attempt at bird carving.
-- Anne Curtis, Wooden Wonders, Grand Rapids MI, WoodenWonders.ifp3.com