Gordon Stennett, Shorebird of redwood burl on driftwood and a base of redwood burl inlaid with a wenge wave through the base. Metal bill and legs. Measures approximately 9.5 inches high on a base of 7 inches by 6 inches.
Gordon started carving as a hobby in 1975. His father had long admired carvings from another artist who lived in the area. He was always interested in whatever his father did, so Gordon started working on birds too. Their hobby snowballed into a profession and Gordon's shorebirds and waterfowl sculptures are displayed over the world, and his work has been on display at the Smithsonian. Each piece is an original; no two pieces will ever look alike.