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Jerry Poindexter's Wood Bird Sculptures

Carolyn Henderson: Talk About Art


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Bird sculptures by Jerry Poindexter: A display of Poindexter's work at the Wenaha Gallery.

Birds. They come in all sizes and shapes, with plumage ranging from beiges and greys to outrageous color combinations that visually shout out their presence.

For woodcarver Jerry Poindexter, of Spokane, a truly well-carved bird sculpture is one that takes into account this uniqueness of each subject, and accurately represents the many and varied details of a particular species. To artistically replicate a black-capped chickadee, say, or a snowy owl, the artist needs to spend a lot of time researching before making the first cut in the wood.

In other words, you can't just wing it.


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