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This contemporary version and stylized goose in flight shows the obvious white cheek-patch of the Canada Goose. It is canada's Goose but this prolific bird is now not uncommon in Europe and many other countries around the world.

In Alaska during a summer visit I was invited to participate with State Biologists n to 'herd' thousands of Canada Geese into fenced enclosures in lakes around the Anchorage Airport and Elmendorf Air force Base. The Geese are examined to determine their gender to permit the Biologists to 'sex' the birds and calculate flock increases from the egg count.  Some eggs are removed to keep this prolific bird population under control to avoid danger to aircraft activity nearby. 

The Frame is 7" x 7" square stained Hardwood. Round opening is 5" dia. Artwork is covered with a Clear Domed glass lens.


Giving rise to an idea for a carving can be a daunting experience. Whether you’re an Author, a Painter or any other creative pursuit a project has to begin with an idea! How does an artist generate an idea for a carving subject? Almost all of my inspiration comes from the natural world and I am equally delighted by all creatures, large or small. A small Hummingbird is incredibly beautiful as is North America’s largest deer, the Moose. The fragility of a small Butterfly must convey that delicate fragility in the carving in addition to the startling beauty of its design. The power and size of the Moose must also be expressed. The final piece may take days or weeks to complete and once completed, the wood must be sealed with a durable finish and left to cure in preparation for casting a mold. The sealing and painting process must not lose or diminish any of the fine details of the hand-carved original. 

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