Wood Carving of Birds in Flight
- Ira Blount
- wood, leather
- 9 5/8 × 12 × 7/8 in. (24.4 × 30.5 × 2.2 cm)
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- Gift of Ira Blount
- Two birds, possibly geese or ducks, soar over a field of cattails and reeds in this textured wood carving. The resolute animals fly into the wind, as evidenced by the long grasses listing to the left. Artist Ira Blount (1918-2020) showcases his woodworking skills through his detailed rendering of the birds’ feathered wings and the carefully carved plants.
- After moving to Washington, DC following World War II, Ira Blount mastered dozens of artisanal crafts. His love for crafting, learning, and community engagement would endure over the course of his long life and career.
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