I found an incredible photo of this bird in exactly this pose. Can you imagine the luck of the photographer to capture it at the precise moment the bird came down? Can you imagine the difficulty of trying to capture the photo in wood? The photo gave me a precise opportunity to duplicate the feathers in their exact positions and numbers. The bird has captured a Desert Spiny Lizard trying to blend into the cottonwood bark base…but not well enough as this story is told.
About the Artist
Rob Arnberger started carving in 1977 when he served a tour of duty in the Ozark Country of Northern Arkansas as a National Park Ranger. "I fell in love with caricature carving trying to capture a story in a wood figure, using only knives and gauges to free a humorous face and figure out of a block of wood. … Read More
On November 7 and 8, 2015, the Southwest Woodcarvers Association hosted their annual People's Choice Show and Sale at the Foothills Mall in Tucson, AZ. Rob displayed his carvings at the show and demonstrated carving for the hundreds of people who visited the mall and spent time at the show. Additionally, Rob entered several … Read More