Terry's sister, Diane, came for a visit from Hawaii the summer of 2008. The Hawaii state bird is the Nene Goose. He decided to carve her one and started on it that fall. He was still stuck carving at the garage workbench during that time. The lower left picture shows the rough cut-out of the Nene. Lower right is after he's carved the form and before the head was attached. The body of the goose is cottonwood the head is Tupelo wood. It's a very hands on process as you can tell from the way he cradles the wood while carving.
Happy Valentine's Illustration
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