Basswood. Length: 8.5″ Width: 4.5″ Height: 3.25″ Finish: Artist acrylic paints
This one is an experiment in finding the right shape. Again, inspiration from David Fisher, talking about his hens … one of which is the direct inspiration for this bowl. My “aha” moment came when I realized one does not need a crook to make a bird shape. A good block with a roof-peak shape will do.
Rather than hack into a hard maple log, I made this miniature from a 3x3x9 block of basswood. It was good practice in finding the right shape, and easier carving all along the way.