Salish Sea Curlew
Material: Walnut on driftwood base with Antique Nail bill
Size: 16"h x 7" w x 5"d
Artist Notes: Ted’s signature carving is the rusty nail shorebird – characterized by an antique square nail bent to shape a bird beak. The shore-birds, be they curlews or plovers, are fashioned from wood with a strong design feature. It may be a stunning clear grain or a funky swirl punctuated with bark intrusions, worm holes, fungal stains (spalting) or marble like designs. Each of the pieces is mounted on a base of driftwood or weathered oak farm fence post.