OWLS

SWAMP CEDAR OWL SCULPTURE




A PAIR OF COMICAL SCREECH OWLS IN PINE AND A THIRD IN CEDAR
COMICAL SCREECH OWLS IN PINE
COMICAL SCREECH OWLS IN PINE
SCREECH OWL IN CEDAR
WILDWOOD OWL SCULPTURE FROM A DEADFALL CHERRY LIMB
DECORATIVE CHAINSAW OWL CARVING
CHAINSAW STYLE OWL CARVING FOR EXTERIOR DISPLAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






 

 

6 thoughts on “OWLS

  1. A PAIR OF COMICAL SCREECH OWLS IN PINE AND A THIRD IN CEDAR: Most recently I have been working on owls that can be accomplished in a limited workspace, which is all that I presently have had available to me. These two somewhat comical creations are life-sized caricatures of screech owls, released from an antique 4 x 4 pine post. They are stained with semi-transparent colors that allow the strong graining of the old wood to be seen. Each such sculpture ranges between $300 and $450 depending upon its complexity and level of detailing. No two are ever the same.

    The taller sculpture is worked from a red cedar post, a wood that I find both beautiful and very carveable. I live in South Carolina, and the “swamp cedar” here grows to as much as two feet in diameter, which allows for some truly spectacular carving. Cedar is especially suited for outdoor display as it is naturally insect and weather resistant.

  2. SWAMP CEDAR “HOOT OWL” SCULPTURE: This “hoot owl” is sculpted of southern red cedar. It about 18″ tall. Native cedar is a naturally insect and weather resistant wood which I then finish with several applications of spar varnish, so such carvings are suitable for both interior and exterior display. A sculpture like this one would sell for $325.00

  3. WILDWOOD CHERRY OWL SCULPTURE: This sleepy owl was fashioned out of a deadfall cherry limb. It stands about 24″ tall. I priced this piece at $725.00. Though it was finished with spar varnish, I intended it to be an indoor piece because of the amount of work that went into it and the fact that cherry does not do all that well when exposed to direct sunlight: The wood rapidly oxidizes to a dark chocolate red from the brighter orange red that it has when it is freshly surfaced.

  4. CHAINSAW STYLE OWL CARVING FOR EXTERIOR DISPLAY: An owl like this one might look well perched on the corner of a deck or at the edge of a shaded lawn.

  5. SIMPLE DECORATIVE OWL CARVING IN CEDAR: This whimsical tabletop carving is of red cedar and stands about a foot tall.

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