This is a piece we have had since 1986.
On a trip to visit Daughter and family, (at Fort Ord Army Base) we made a side trip to Medira.
Charles had a cousin (2nd cousin) there who he had not seen since they were kids. We had heard through the family grapevine that this cousin was a very talented artist - creating extraordinary woodcarvings of birds!
Charles (in white pants) and his cousin, Jerry Dollar
We were not prepared for the fantastic quality of his work! He had several finished bird woodcarvings on display. The one we bought was, by no means, the most elaborate or showy piece, but was one of the more affordable sculptures! Even so-it was priced at $400.00! I was thrilled to get this little 'Black Capped Chickadee!'
At that time he told us of having sold a piece for around $30,000. He had a picture of it. It was a hawk and two Western Blue Jays, fighting! It was a fantastic sculpture!
Although Charles and his cousin enjoyed visiting together that day they did not keep in touch.
When I thought of posting about our BIRD I decided to see if there was anything on the web about the artist, Jerry Dollar!
To my great surprise his name came up, first thing- and with the piece of ART that we saw the picture of that day!
There's a picture of that sculpture on this website...and it's up for sale!
(By original owner, it says)
You'll agree Jerry Dollar is a most talented woodcarver!