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Carve a Peregrine Falcon Head

Floyd Scholz provides an excerpt from his new book, Peregrine Falcon: Dynamic New Carving and Painting Techniques for a New Era.

By: Floyd Scholz
Photography by Ellyn Siviglia

I like to think and work in dramatic and big ways, so it is only natural that eagles, hawks, and falcons have become my favorite subjects. These great birds are so demanding of respect and so powerfully in command of their surroundings, yet hopelessly vulnerable to the destructive whims of mankind. I strive to capture those qualities in wood.

But while bird carving is an art that celebrates nature, it should not be looked upon as nothing more than wooden taxidermy, with a microscopic focus on anatomical detail overshadowing other important factors such as great composition and innovation in design and presentation. As sculptors, we must strive to be storytellers, and I’ve chosen to tell big stories and communicate the beauty and majesty of birds in their environment. For me, nothing says “supremacy” like a great eagle clutching a jagged branch or rocky cliff as it defiantly stares you down—or a peregrine falcon snatching at a green-winged teal in mid-flight.

Read the rest of this article in Wildfowl Carving Magazine’s Summer 2014 issue!


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I have been looking to read the rest of the story for Carve a Peregrine Falcon Head and can't seam to find it, each link brings me to the same page. ??? Do I have to pay to see it? I also tried to see the Flycatcher Kings and it keeps bring me to the same page but opens new windows. Not sure how to see the carving directions? Please help!! Thanks, Cheryl Y

I'm having the same problem Cheryl, looks like you have to buy it

I apologize for the confusion. Yes, you will have to buy the issue to read the rest of the article. We offer excerpts of our articles to give you a sense of what the article is about. Of course, we do offer a few full projects and articles on our site! If you would like to purchase this issue, you can do so here: https://portal.publishersserviceassociates.com/carts/wcm/index.php?route=product%2Fproduct&product_id=287

Trabalhos maravilhosos , adoro esculturas de madeiras tenho uma nossa senhora e um So Francisco de Assis , Parabns pelo talento, abraos.


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