William Mathews Black Bellied Plover

Shorebirds are often seen wading along the shoreline.

From the artist, Dale Weiler: This black-bellied plover, originally carved by William Mathews back in the early 1900s, is the second bronze rendition of one of my father’s watercolor paintings.  Dad had a reverence for these early bird carvers, given their ability to create such elegance in these working decoys with just the essence of detail.
To create the bronze, I carved the bird from a block of heirloom wood from the stash my father had left me and sculpted the base from a piece of stone from my rock pile.  I do believe dad is smiling down in approval of the collaborative effort.
bird sculpture

Sculpture Description:

Species: Black-bellied plover
Material: Bronze, Edition Size 10
Dimensions: 9”w x 6”d by 13”h
Price: $3,500

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