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Ivory-Billed Woodpecker: Unpainted
Ivory-Billed Woodpecker: Unpainted

Grainger used steel for the two lowermost feathers to support the sculpture. The pine branch below is cast out of bronze and reinforced with steel as well.

This is the second extinct species Grainger has sculpted. The first was the Carolina Parakeet.

" The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker couldn't have come to fruition without the gracious assistance of Dr. William Post, ornithologist at the Charleston Museum in South Carolina. By allowing me to sketch, measure and photograph the century-old skins in his collection, he enabled me to create a reasonable facsimile of this now long-extinct bird. "

Ivory-Billed Woodpecker
Ivory-Billed Woodpecker: 2006
Basswood, steel, bronze and oil paint
Collection of Ms. Leigh Manigault