Birds have long been revered by tribal cultures as holy envoys that carry prayers and supplications to the sky spirits and return with blessings and power to enrich the Native Americans earthly existence. Some believe that birds to be symbols of the soul as well as intermediaries to the gods.
I have way to much time in this. I used a dentist drill to form most of my work here. It was very tedious and I was glad to be finished with it. The coloring was somerhing I had not used before. I used colored pencil then set it by brush with acetone. It too took too much time. You live and learn : ) Next time I'll use paint. The base is is two layers of wood laminated. Bottom layer is purpleheart, top layer is quina...and you haven't heard of it. Well neither had I. It comes from South America in the Amazon rain forest. 11"DX6 1/2"WX15"H $1,750.00