I did a demonstration at the Frankfort Art Show last weekend. I think I rambled and talked about process and inspiration more than actually carving. Well … this is the bird that I started. It’s a Dark-eyed Junco. This bird arrives in Indiana to show the sign that Winter is coming. Sometimes I even see them in October. Not this year though.
This bird is carved from pine, painted in milk paint, and finished with a pine stain.
Just some simple snaps from the art show last weekend. I’m working on some newer images. Some of the birds sold, but the Squirrel will probably always remain with me.
This piece is one of my favorites. It didn’t create much interest at the show (maybe two comments). That surprised me, but many of the artists told me you could never tell year-to-year. The evening shadows really make this image pop.
I have to tell you. Sitting in the woods I grew up in is still a treat. I love seeing the leaves turn yellow and drop.
It’s different these days … as a kid it seemed to take forever to get back to the creek. We’d stop and build forts along the way and never get to the destination. Here’s to something new.
Victor Colby was born in Frankfort, Indiana in 1917 and graduated from Frankfort High School in 1934. He attended the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C., Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, and graduated from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York with a Master’s Degree in Fine Art in 1950.
Colby was a member of the art faculty at Cornell University teaching sculpting for 32 years until his retirement in 1982.
The Frankfort Library has a huge collection, most likely everything that still exists not in a collector’s home. Simply beautiful.