15 Oct. 1994|
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Robert Orr, of Lemon Island in the Admiralty Islands, admits he can’t draw and that he is color blind, but his prize winning wood carvings express a remarkable talent. He remembers his first carving, “Lynne bought a book with bird patterns and I found a piece of cedar.” The result was a Scarlet Tanager.
This past April he attended the Canadian Carving Championships in Kitchener, ON and came home with another 1st first place ribbon! Rough carving and the fine details of feathers are then carved individually, wood burned or painted to give the carving a truly lifelike appearance.
For the first few years he only used knives on his blocks of wood, then came a Dremel and over time he has acquired an impressive selection of tools. Since then Robert has entered his work in numerous juried exhibitions and competitions including the World Carving Championships held each spring in Ocean City, Maryland. He has also learned to distinguish colors: years ago, he entered a carving at a show only to learn that the brown feathers he so painstakingly painted were actually red! Lawrence Woodcarvers Group, 40 in number, meets once a week in Brockville from September to May.
The weeds are aluminum strips, the wood on the base is driftwood, and the fish and turtle are walnut.