Tuesday, June 8, 2021

T J McDermott Carves Birds Out of Pine and Mounts Them On Found Stones


T J McDermott is a sculptor from Freeport, Maine who specializes in carving wooden birds.

The artist started his career in woodcarving as a boat builder and then spent many years as a sign carver making hand-made signs for businesses and organizations all over the world. He now carves life-size three dimensional birds inspired by his immediate natural surroundings. The artist carves owl, heron, egret, dove and more usually out of pine, and perched on stone from Maine coast. Each bird is finally colored which highlights the natural grains of wood adding beautiful texture to the birds. You can view more of his work on his website.