Below are a few of my recent carvings.
Spread Winged Eagle in the style of Schimmel, 11.75 inch wing span.
Cat with blue bird on his tail.
Crow on an ear of corn. Took forever to carve each of the kernels on the corn. Crow has twisted wire feet.
Dog with a basket full of Bones. Dog and base are carved from one piece of wood.
Dog with basket of apples.
Goose on heart shaped base.
Cat holding a ball. Carved from one piece of wood.
Cat on braided rug.
Large Parrot perched on a Tulip with 4 leaves. Painted base includes a heart and another tulip. 13 inches tall.
This large Bird Tree was created recently using a finial from a long lost bed. 37 inches tall and each of the 11 birds are intricately painted.
I wanted to make a "life size" pretzel after making a smaller one to add to my Pretzel cat. This is the result. No,,,, I didn't use real salt :).
First sitting pig with basket of corn. Pig and base are all one piece while each corn stalk is carved and painted separately. Now in private collection.
This 2017 one of a kind creation is labeled "The Tulip Garden" and has a center large tulip surrounded by 8 smaller birds attached to curved fences. Below the fences are dried and painted berries that are actually from one of my trees in my back yard. The tulips at the top are designed and created for this piece.
I created this giraffe pull toy similar to old ones I have seen at the Philly Art museum and the Abby Aldrich folk art museum. The wheels are actually a cross cut of a maple branch and have axles under the piece.
This blank sat around my house a while as it was challenging to carve all in one piece. That's probably why you don't see too many of these created in wood. Named "Every day has its Dog".
After creating the bird, I was out, standing in front of my band saw looking at bases when I drew this 3 pronged tulip on a piece of wood to make this base.
Black and white, Black and white. Banded pig with bird on top.
Created these two recently almost at the same time. Each sitting on a stump similar to Simmons works. Both now in private collections.
I called this "The Pretzel Cat" and had the idea for this after seeing a pretzel dog carved by Walter Gottshall sell at an auction. After carving and painting the pretzel it looked good enough to eat!