Carving, Multiple Birds, Life-size
Almost life size; three flying adults attached by wires from male's (center bird) feet to driftwood piece attached to oblong carved wooden base; base has metal grass, two additional pieces of driftwood, touches of green paint. Birds attached to each other with wire, upper female attached to male by hole beneath tail, lower female attached to male by wire from left wing, all birds with glass eyes, metal feet, carved, burned and painted detail. Signed "Gilley" on side of driftwood stump. Marked "Bob White by W.H. Gilley, 1974" on underside of base.
30.5 x 46 x 33cm; 1200g
Gilley - Wendell Holmes Gilley (1904-1983), “Bobwhite,” Wendell Gilley Museum, accessed March 20, 2023, https://wgm.digitalarchive.us/items/show/159.Item 1155