Winter Mountain Stream
Winter Mountain Stream by Leo E. Osborne
Abstract Nature Wall Relief, Unique Carved Wood
water dipper(ouzel)...life-size....one of the remaining single wood carved birds, this on a rock of wood with Plexiglas as the ice sheet formed around the river rock
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When I began woodcarving of wildlife birds in the 1980's, I was into detail, to the finest degree. My work got major recognition when I began to introduce the wall sculptures, using rock like wood carvings with realistic birds on them. I remember bringing one to the Ward Foundation World Bird Carving Competition where I did win Best In World one year. I did not get any awards for that wall sculpture however, but it was perhaps the most enjoyed piece of the thousands that were there. The magazine at the time Wildfowl Carving and Collecting did an article of the 1st place winner of each category in the Ward Foundation event..and..they included my wall sculpture in that article!!!! It was a fine moment for me! No need for awards, just the recognition was the best!
My work evolved over the years and I liken it to the work of Picasso. He was very detailed in his early years and then with that fine foundation he had the knowledge of how to abstract those images that had been realistic in his first approaches, then he let it flow. I feel that was the same for me. I did my time with detail and then moved into other avenues of discovery and exploration.
These are the remaining works of that time and I have not showed them for years. So, I think it is time now for them to find homes.