Nesting Wood Duck Lamp. As the most colorful duck of the wooded swamps and stream sides of North America, the Wood Duck is considered by many as the most beautiful of all the waterfowl. This cavity nesting bird has been helped by the Migratory Bird Treaty to boost its population back up to a sage level along with man made boxes to counter the loss of the Wood Ducks habitat, which make for perfect breeding enviroments.
The brightly pattered beauty of the male Wood Duck is captured through this “Nesting Wood Duck Lamp.” This beautiful lamp adds a touch of the outdoors to any home decor needs. With its classic cream colored lamp shade, this 31” tall lamp adds light and color for all to enjoy. Size:
27" L x 13" W x 15" HMaterial:
Wood Sculpture Craftsmanship:
The following is the process on how the original wildlife decoys were made in which this sculpture was modeled after.
The process of creating a decoy begins with a block of tupelo wood, which is harvested from a swamp tree in Louisiana. Patterns are then drawn from real wildlife. The shaping process is completed with a carbide grinder beginning with a coarse grinder and eventually a finer tool. The wood shaping process itself takes over 100 hours per bird and the larger birds such as geese may take up to 400 hours. The detailed feather patterns are accomplished by the use of a burning pen and take up to three to four weeks per bird. The finishing colors and the detailed paint patterns are then started. Acrylic paints and brushes of all kinds ranging from a 1 inch to a 1/6 inch brush are used. An air brush is also used to blend the multiple colors to give the final product a more realistic and life-like feel. The final creation is a bird that represents the life-like qualities and characteristics of the natural bird. All sculptures are carefully carved and painted by hand, and that is why the detail is so life like.