Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Poplar owls

Here's a group of owls made from a piece of Tulip poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera). The board came from a 19th century Kentucky barn and was completely gray and one side was covered with roofing tar. So I was surprised to see the strong green stripe running through the wood as I removed the tar. Poplar often has a bit of green in it, but I've never seen it this saturated.

I was making these for a sale this weekend, but I think they might have to stay in my collection for a while. I'll never get another piece of wood like that.


  1. Hello,

    These sculptures are beautiful. Do you still have some for sale? Thanks, Andrea

    1. The pieces measure about 12 to 15 inches tall. I make mini ones of 4 - 6" tall for $35.

    2. Great, I would like to buy one, and hopefully you'll be able to ship it to me in London (funny enough, I was Tuscon this December as I have family there). Do you have an e-mail address that I can write to you to arrange the purchase? Many thanks,Andrea