John transformed his early love of bird watching into the fine art of bird carving, winning international awards for his fusion of authenticity with innovation. Using Tupelo wood from the Everglades, John roughs out the contours, fine-tunes them with a grinding tool, burns the feathers, paints the carving, and crafts an interesting mount, often reflecting the habitat. Flowers and leaves are fashioned from epoxy, brass foil, and sculpi. Sawdust, white glue, and old window blinds become exploding bulrushes; painted wool simulates scotch thistle; and broom bristles serve as pine needles. John loves to explore both indigenous and exotic bird species.
395 Scarborough Road
Toronto, ON M4E 3N1