Commission a unique, life-like animal sculpture,  individually created in various plant paper

In addition to carving, I experiment with the "additive process" by making a mixture of ground up "rice/plant" papers and wood glue to form the body of the animal sculpture. Then, I cut individual feathers (for the birds) from different weight rice papers and apply them to the body, wings and  tail. All are painted in acrylics. Each sculptural work of art is life size. In my research of different animals, my ultimate goal is to capture the animal's realism. 

Raven cawing
Raven cawing

All birds are individually "feathered" with cuts of rice paper and painted in acrylics, all are mounted of a found base

Carolina Wren
Carolina Wren
luna moth 1
luna moth 1
working in paper
working in paper

starting a bird with my feathering art technique

Saw whet Owl
Saw whet Owl

life size little owl in NE

Blue Morpho butterfly
Blue Morpho butterfly

my butterfly and moth art are made from the same rice papers, with silk threads for veins and set on a small mount; or with a small eye screw for hanging

Hairy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker

hairy with grub from bark

Large mouth bass catching minnow
Large mouth bass catching minnow

life size. like the ones I catch

Belted kingfisher
Belted kingfisher

only the female has the brown belt

display of butterfly grouping
display of butterfly grouping

different species of butterflies and moths made in rice papers

Ruby throat Hummingbird and Hibiscus
Ruby throat Hummingbird and Hibiscus

the hummingbird is suspended by a wire going into the hibiscus flower, also made of rice papers

Rainbow Trout
Rainbow Trout

fish skin is several layers of smoothed glued papers; painted with acrylics and mounted on bases

Detail face of Saw Whet Owl
Detail face of Saw Whet Owl
Ruffed Grouse Beating
Ruffed Grouse Beating

ruffed grouse beat their wings to make a drumming sound, often heard in wood and fields

White Breasted Nuthatch
White Breasted Nuthatch

white breasted nuthatch scouring branch for food

"Martha", last Passenger Pigeon
"Martha", last Passenger Pigeon

eliminated by humans. Martha lived at the Cincinnati Zoo before expiring her species

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