Wednesday, October 20, 2010

E/ Alphabe-Thursday

Eagle atop a carved sculpture. Port Perry, Ontario

The EAGLE proudly sits on its nest. Originally a white ash tree on a main street, this sculpture was carved by wildlife sculptor Adam Connolly who said "I hope it [the sculpture] allows people to have a better understanding of nature, the arts, and the preservation of our heritage."

And to see what is carved below the EAGLE scroll down...

Bits and pieces of the sculpture in mosaic form

and see the rest of the sculpture as a mosaic. And then scroll down a bit more...

 to see the the entire piece.

I am linking to Jenny Matlock at Alphabe-Thursday HERE

41 comments:

Day4plus said...

Very nice. I think I like the heron's on the stump almost better than the Eagle---well not really I guess I like the whole thing. Nice find. MB

Lucka said...

Great art. Beautiful mosaic.

Halcyon said...

This is really interesting. Has he done other works? That bear bench maybe? ;-)

Kaori said...

Is that a real tree? The carving is beautiful! :-D

Cezar and Léia said...

Amazing sculptures, the eagle is magnificent!
Thanks for all pictures!
Léia

jewwishes said...

Wow...amazing captures of textures and lines. These are awesome!

cieldequimper said...

I love this kind of sculpture, the wood is gorgeous.

Andrea said...

It was so difficult to at once know what is that object from the thumbnail in the feeds, then when it showed up in larger frame, wow, and wow again. beautiful.

anjoe playhouse said...

Great photos of natural art in the nature!

see you there! said...

Beautiful sculpture, talented artist.

Darla

Viola said...

WoW!!!! How clever and creative man who made this fantastic arts! Carved on the trees! Thanks for showing us! :)Beautiful photos!

ewok1993 said...

How beautiful. I love wood carvings.

Rambling Round said...

Exquisite!

SouthernSass said...

Very, very cool. I love finding stuff like that!

Robin said...

Wow, that is a gorgeous piece!

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CollectIn Texas Gal said...

It is so amazing to see a tree saved and used as an art object rather than cut down to the ground and used for firewood. Beautiful carving by a talented artist. Thanks for sharing!

noexcuses said...

These sculptures are amazing! Thanks for sharing!

Nora Johnson said...

What a superb piece! Beautiful!

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Mary said...

What an awesome sculpture...love the herons at the base :-)

Jackie said...

Woo hoo! I've never been there but I like Eagles. Interesting.

myorii said...

Wow, that is an amazing sculpture! I love the details. He definitely has wonderful craftsmanship to be able to make something so beautiful :)

razzamadazzle said...

That is just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing this.

Teresa

BEAR's Mom said...

What a beautiful sculpture...thanx for sharing :D
~victoria~

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love this. I has such beautiful details. The herons and eagle are so well done.

A 2 Z said...

Very beautiful! The more we look at it the more things we discover. I bet it will be there for many more years to come. Thanks for sharing.

Anne-Marie

Judie said...

This is so cool! I am wondering what tools are used to carve. Do you know?

Cheryl said...

WOW EG. This is an amazing sculpture including two of my favorite birds. Great captures. Love the mosaic you created.

Stef said...

I think that it is so amazing that someone can look at a piece of wood and see that. Me, I look at a piece of wood and think how many smores I could make from its' flames. Love the pics!

Annesphamily said...

This is beautiful. What a lovely piece of art. I love eagles. I think they stand for patriotism and faith. Anne

Jo said...

that is a gorgeous piece of art ... i love the herons on the side.

Amanda said...

What a remarkable talent the sculptor has! These types of carvings always amaze me!

Francisca said...

Very beautiful. I tend to see more of this kind of wood sculpting on the Pacific West Coast. Always beautiful.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

that reminds me I need to check out a tree carving in our local park.

Sandy said...

Love the carvings in the tree stumps.. beautiful work and loved your post.
Following from Alphabet Thursday..
Sandy

RedTedArt said...

Oh WOW! I love your E post! Fabulous!!!

Love Canada and all the Indian heritage!

Maggy

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I want one of those carvings on my front porch...

I have a nesting pair that hang out at my place and when they take flight, my heart skips a beat! They are absolutely beautiful....

Thanks for sharing these gorgeous carvings with us...

NatureFootstep said...

oh. I love this. The sculpture is lovely and I also like the tree the artist had chosen for this piece.

Sue said...

What a gorgeous piece!

Thanks for sharing it.

=)

Cheryl D. said...

That is so amazing! How one earth can anyone carve like that?

Jenny said...

What beautiful carving. I tried my hand once at carving balsa wood with a small chisel. After about 8 stitches and 2 hours at the emergency room I recognized it might not be my true calling.

This artist is truly a master, though and I suspect he uses some big old chisels to create this amazing work.

Thanks for sharing this lovely post with us on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday.

A+

George said...

This sculpture is absolutely magnificent -- and beautiful.

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