Bob sculpts the willowy forms of coastal shorebirds using native woods and materials.
As a retired forestry professor, Bob has had a lifelong relationship with trees and enjoys working with woods of differing hardness, texture and coloration. He often uses found driftwood to create a natural base on which his carvings stand. Dependent on the species of the bird and the characteristics of the wood from which it is sculpted, wood may be left in its natural coloration or painted to depict the coloration of the birds he carves. The bills, legs and feet may be an integral part of the block of wood from which each piece is carved or made from a combination of wood, metal, and wire.