100 Birds
February 5, 2015 7:04 AM   Subscribe

The Hundred Birds Project

1 year, 100 carved birds, 100 types of wood.
posted by zamboni (9 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
 
Delightful! The birds beg to be touched. What a lovely way to showcase beautiful wood.
posted by kinnakeet at 7:22 AM on February 5, 2015 [4 favorites]


Very nice, although I'm a bit disappointed that there aren't 100 different types of birds to go with the different woods.
posted by OmieWise at 7:51 AM on February 5, 2015 [2 favorites]


Me too! I wanted to see totally diffe.rent birds.
posted by mareli at 7:58 AM on February 5, 2015


Actually, having all the birds the same is a better way to show the differences between the wood types. I imagine this is something that really should be seen and touched in person — even the larger photos on the individual blog pages don't really convey the nature of each kind of wood — but be sure to click through to some of them to read his descriptions of working with the woods.
posted by beagle at 8:27 AM on February 5, 2015 [5 favorites]


The birds beg to be touched.

I find myself saying this at least once a day
posted by Greg Nog at 9:34 AM on February 5, 2015 [3 favorites]


Those are just lovely. I'd love to be able to carve
posted by Fence at 11:12 AM on February 5, 2015


Very nice, although I'm a bit disappointed that there aren't 100 different types of birds to go with the different woods.

What are you all talking about?

I see a Saxaul sparrow, a House sparrow, an Italian sparrow, a Spanish sparrow, a Sind sparrow, a Somali sparrow, a Russet sparrow, a Plain-backed sparrow, a Dead Sea sparrow, an Iago sparrow,a Great sparrow, a Kenya sparrow, a Kordofan sparrow,a Shelley's sparrow, Socotra sparrow, an Abd al-Kuri sparrow, a Cape sparrow, a Northern grey-headed sparrow, a Swainson's sparrow, a Parrot-billed sparrow,a Swahili sparrow, a Southern grey-headed sparrow, aDesert sparrow, a Eurasian tree sparrow, a Sudan golden sparrow, an Arabian golden sparrow, and a Chestnut sparrow,

...and that's just the sparrows!

posted by leotrotsky at 1:24 PM on February 5, 2015 [3 favorites]


Absolutely beautiful. In addition to wanting to caress the wood, I want to see the pieces under different type of lighting. Must be amazing depth and highlights.
posted by BlueHorse at 5:26 PM on February 5, 2015


I think there's something really enjoyable about the consistency of form. It would be especially potent in person, where you could compare the mass and the grain and the sheen and other characteristics of the different woods in a way you wouldn't get if they were all different birds.
posted by polymath at 1:53 PM on February 7, 2015


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