Birds

Flying Bald Eagle

  • September 29, 2013
Flying Bald Eagle

This flying Bald Eagle is 50" tall by 13.5" wide. Mark carved it from a cedar cut off our property. He painted the eagle and left the base natural to showcase the beautiful cedar wood. The whole piece is sealed with a clear satin spar urethane. This bold Bald Eagle is available for sale.

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Red-tailed Hawk

  • September 16, 2013
Red-tailed Hawk

Mark has carved bald eagles but a red-tailed hawk looks amazing in cedar wood. The cedar was from our property. There is no stain or sealer, allowing the natural wood to show and change over time. All the details are created with chisels and the wood grain is burnt with a torch to bring out the shadows and highlights.

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Family of perched owls

  • September 16, 2013
Family of perched owls

Mark has been carving lots of small to medium size owls of all types and styles on decorative, rustic bases.

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Rustic Rooster

  • June 30, 2013
Rustic Rooster

This handsome fella is rockin' a rustic, country western style. He's looking for a home, but for now, he's keeping a watchful eye over our kitchen, perched on top of our cabinets.

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Flying Owl Carved from Red Oak

  • March 10, 2013
Flying Owl Carved from Red Oak

This 5 foot tall flying owl is Mark's latest large chainsaw sculpture. Carved from reclaimed Red Oak, the owl has burned and chiseled feather details, white accents around the face, and is sealed with a satin outdoor polyurethane. See more photos of the finished owl.

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Two Owls Carved for a Wedding

  • October 6, 2012
Two Owls Carved for a Wedding

We just said goodbye to this adorable pair of owls as their new owner picked them up for his wedding where they'll be a centerpiece display. We loved them so much that Mark carved a second pair which will be finished in the next week.

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The Wedding Gift

  • June 16, 2012
The Wedding Gift

This spring Mark carved a pair of very unique sculptures for Jason, the owner of Big Secret, a laser etching and cutting business in Richmond, as a surprise wedding present for his new bride. One sculpture has a bear body and a bird head; the other has a bird body and a bear head. The sculptures represent the couples love of bears (the bride's ring has a custom bear design), and the bride's name is Bird. Mark delivered the sculptures to Smith Mountain Lake, where the wedding took place, and where...

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New owl sculpture in reclaimed Hemlock

  • March 3, 2012
New owl sculpture in reclaimed Hemlock

Mark has been working on an owl with a carved base.

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Chainsaw Bald Eagle

  • January 15, 2012
Chainsaw Bald Eagle

Mark completed the Bald Eagle this weekend! Amazingly, all of the detail in the wings was done with the chainsaw. Other woodworking techniques were used in the process, including burning the detail around the eyes and talons. A whitewash stain created the head and tail feathers, and the gloss finish tied the whole piece together. View the eagle's gallery page.

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Eagle in the works

  • January 11, 2012
Eagle in the works

Here is the latest sculpture, and eagle carved from a block of Walnut. I think eagles and hawks will be one of Mark's favorite subjects; he loves creating the wings and feather details. Next I asked him to carve a wolf. Oh, and I also have photos of an owl he started. More to come...

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