Tag: bird sculpture

Exhibition at Magpie Contemporary Art

  Bird tail-up is my very latest stone sculpture and one of my bird carvings on show at Magpie Contemporary Art Autumn Exhibition. The sculpture shows a bird with its tail up in the air, in a perky attitude.  I’ve carved in one or two details, some marks to suggest tail feathers and also crisp […]

Garden Birds

  All the to-ings and fro-ings, flitterings, flutterings, and fledglings of garden birds has been something to behold. I’m trying not to anthropomorphize as I watch the stories of these bird families unfold.  Nature is urgent and intense, survival urgent, and reproduction urgent. The strength and vigour of these cycles are captivating and potent.  I […]

Wernicke

  A bird flew into the house, it was a bit panicked and flapping when it saw me.  I stayed still and it flew to the bookcase and perched there. I tried to usher it back out, but each time it flew past the wide open window and back round to the top of the […]

Birdlets

  They’re short carving days at the moment.  Heavy overnight frosts take time to thaw, if at all, temperatures not getting much above freezing.  Before I know it the sun is going down behind the hill at the back of the workshop and there’s no light left to work in.  Today though I managed to […]

Twosome

  A sculpture of two birds carved in Tadcaster Limestone – I love the spotting of colour in the tails of each bird, and it also appears lightly on their heads too.  Such delicate mottling, which I think lends Twosome a gentle grace. I’ve sanded the birds smooth to give a fine finish. This pair […]

Tall-tailed Bird

  Here is my sculpture Tall-tailed Bird, carved in Cornish Soapstone – the one I was sanding the other day.  The sculpture is now finished and polished ready for my exhibition at the weekend. Art& York exhibition –  Friday 27,  Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October, 2017 – I’m on Stand No. 83. Look forward […]

Lookout Bird

  Bird sculpture in sandstone. If you’re a Lookout Bird you need to be alert, have a long neck to stretch above the meadow grass for scanning, and possess  keenly watchful eyes.      

In the workshop – carving Long Tailed Bird

  Long Tailed Bird is in the finishing stages now – you’ll see the progress since I was rough shaping the sculpture the other day. Now concentrating on silky smooth finish and sharp feather detail.        

Heads or Tails

  In the workshop today I’m working both – putting detail into beak and bottom! I’m aiming to carve out the feather shapes in particular, a little on the wings, but especially on this bird’s rather elongated tail – the rump feathers are called rectrices.  The primary role of these feathers is to assist with […]

Flutter in Flowers

  The time of the singing of the birds is come, and flowers appear.   When I was carving this sculpture, which I call Flutter, I thought of it being in a garden surrounded by spring flowers. Flutter sculpture in Tadcaster Limestone – details in my brochure.