Sunday, March 14, 2010

Nene Goose in the rough

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.

1 comment:

  1. You look just like that little ole man on the movie about Pinnochio! Gestepo or whatever his name was. I expect that bird to fly or at least quack! You had all that talent just lying there buried for all thoooooooooooooooose years!