About the piece:
Philip Nelson comments about his sculpture: “An extinct or almost certainly extinct trio of waterfowl carved out of a single solid block of Limewood and coloured with acrylics. The species depicted are the Crested Shelduck, the Labrador Duck and Pink Headed duck. Although these birds would never have been indigenous to the same area I chose to carve them together to celebrate the individual beauty of the birds and to lament their sad loss.” Philip has always shown an interest in wood carving. He trained in cabinet making but after being introduced to decoy art by the late Bob Ridges he decided to concentrate on bird carving. He has had solo exhibitions of his work held at the Ward Foundation of Wildfowl Art in the USA and at the Nature in Art museum in his native UK. Recently, Philip has concentrated more on the art of the miniature bird and in 2013 was awarded The Gold Memorial Bowl for the best exhibit, a Mallard drake, at The Royal Miniature Society annual show.
At least 50% of the proceeds from this sale will support the charitable work of David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) and our ground-based conservation partners across Africa and Asia.