Owl Tree – Barred Owl, Great Horned Owl, Barn Owl
5 1/2″w x 3 1/4″d x 8 1/2″t
White Pine, Cherry, Basswood, Steel
Numbers 70, 71 & 72
Signed: GB Davis, Noblesville, IN, March 2010
Label: 50 Little Birds for Blue Stone Folk School, No. 70-72, GB Davis, Noblesville
Each of the 50 little birds is designed and carved using traditional hand tools. A specialized finish technique involves up to 20 different steps using traditional methods and materials to achieve a finish that not only looks old, but exhibits complex and subtle colors and textures. A visiting artist once offered that the birds beg to be held in the hand and rubbed.
50 Little Birds is a project begun early in 2009 in order to fund technology and construction costs at Blue Stone Folk School, a traditional arts program in Noblesville, IN. As of November of 2009 over $1500 has been raised for the school. Every dollar of sales of birds numbered 1-50 goes towards the Folk School. 10% of birds numbered over 50 benefit the school. For more information about Blue Stone Folk School and 50 Little birds visit http://www.bluestonefolkschool.wordpress.com.