Indigo Bunting (No. 82)
Indigo Bunting No. 82
On a recent birding trip to Blatchley Nature Study Club a fellow birder called an indigo bunting to a nearby branch using a recording on his iPhone! The jury’s still out on the ethics of using recording devices to attract songbirds — It apparently raises their stress levels as they defend their territory from a rival — but it was amazing to see and hear this beautiful bird from 15 feet!
5″l x 5″w x 5″t (Cubist Bird?)
White Pine, Steel, Sycamore Twig and Cherry
Signed: GB Davis, Noblesville, May 2010
Label: 50 Little Birds for Blue Stone Folk School, 82, GB Davis, Noblesville
Available for $100 with free shipping.
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.