Cultural Objects, Folk Art
Burl Bird Sculpture
PeopleMaker/Creator: Marvin Thomas
PlacesSimpsons (Locust Grove District)
- Height: 7 inches
- Base (length): 5 7/8 inches
- Base (width): 2 1/2 inches
This sculpture was carved from a tree burl (callus tissue formed on a tree due to a wound, fungus, or insect damage). The bird’s body is the burl while its head, beak, and feet are shaped from the tree limb. The bird is mounted on a wooden base.
Keywordsfolk art, burl wood
Marvin Jewell Thomas (1910-2006) was married to Daisy DeWitt Thomas.