Works in Bronze

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All of Ed's bronze birds are produced professionally by bronze foundries that specialize in art work.  They make molds of his carvings, produce the bronze birds and, under Ed's watchful eye, color the birds using the patina process.
Ed's larger bronze birds are created in limited editions.



" RETURNING HOME"

Approximate size: 19"h x 30"w

$5,000

Everyone seems to share some intimacy with owls.  Certainly you have heard their familiar sound, even if you rarely see one since they are active primarily at night.  A wonderful photo of a snowy owl  returning to her nest inspired this presentation.  The owl was over 6 months in the making.  It was carved from tupelo wood and a base of polished black granite was added. 


"BALD EAGLE"

Approximate size:14"h x 6"w

$2,800

I lived for many years on Whidbey Island in Washington. I frequently saw Bald Eagles soaring effortlessly over the cliffs near our home and never failed to get a special feeling about the majesty of these birds. Since primitive times, eagles have been given attributes far greater than any other animal. They have been symbols over the centuries of power, courage, conquest, freedom, independence, truth and immortality. In this century, they are also the symbol of the earth's fragile environment; they show us we can reverse our destruction and pollution of the world. Adults have a 6 foot wingspan.


"PURPLE FINCH"

Approximate size:6"h x 3"w

$900

One of the delights of the spring and summer is to see the beautiful purple finches at our feeders or in the yard. The head and throat areas of the males are a wonderful burgundy-red, with the red area being a bit larger than on a similar bird that we see, the house finch. The purple finches are generally seen in small flocks. Their song is an outburst of rich, bubbly, rapidly delivered notes on various pitches.


"TOP OF THE MORNING" (Wren)

Approximate size: 6"h x 3"w

$900

I stepped into my yard one morning and encountered a House Wren with its tail high in the air as if to give me a cheery greeting.  He seemed to be saying "top of the morning" just before he hopped down into the shrubs and flowers, darting and scurrying around carrying on his busy day. I decided to create this bronze so you too can also enjoy a cheery greeting each day.  Wrens have a persistent, high pitched, bubbly song.  House as well as Winter Wrens are common in this area.


"FREE RIDE" (Loon)

Approximate size: 6"h x 15"w

$3,100

Few sounds are more distinctive and haunting than the call of the loon.  A few summers ago, one spent several weeks near our home and sent its song far across the water.  It inspired me to do this carving.  There have been loons of one kind or another in the world for at least sixty million years.  They are thought to be the most ancient of birds.  It is one of the world's more sophisticated animals, superbly adapted to living in the water, being able to dive to depths of two hundred feet.  In this carving the young bird is being carried on hi mother's back, which is typical of the "free ride" that all loons get when they are young.


"THE ACROBAT" (nuthatch)

Approximate size: 6"h x 3"w

$900

A bird frequently found at Northwest feeders is the Red Breasted Nuthatch.  This is a very active, lively bird that often hunts for food in the bark of trees, using its slightly upturned bill to pry the bark back.  Nuthatches often work upside down, coming down the tree trunks, but also hang at all angles from branches, feeders, etc.becoming feathered daredevils.  They have a pink breast, blue/gray backs, and white faces with black on their heads and a black stripe that runs from their bill back thru their eyes.  They resemble a black-capped chickadee at first glance.


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