These are next to the smallest of the falcons. I wanted to do an open winged active bird to give a sense of motion and action. I wanted the viewer to ask whether the male, which is smaller, is taking off or landing. The larger female is at rest but interested in what is happening. The mesquite base wrapped by an interestingly wrapped vine upon which both sit adds more motion and interest to the setting. This was a hard creation to carve and get right to capture a short moment in time that comes and then is gone.
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