My realistic bird carvings are original, one-of-a-kind sculptures that start from my original drawing of a bird which captures its true essence. I transfer the design onto tupelo wood. Then I use tools which enable me to carve with extremely fine detail and feather texture is wood-burned onto the birds. I then use superb painting skills to capture the bird’s true coloring with acrylic paint. Finally, the bird is mounted on a unique piece of driftwood in a setting indicative to where it might be seen in the wild. The setting may include beautifully hand-crafted leaves, grasses, flowers, and even insects crafted from wood.