Sculptor on Martha's Vineyard using wood to create realist versions of animals.
Green Heron Sculpture

From what I see of Wendy Lichtensteiger's work is that it's mostly of animals, birds, sharks, and whales. Although the shapes demonstrate her ability as an artist it's the tactility that impresses me. Although I don't personally find simply craft to be compelling, the realism in the work is impressive and sustains my interest long enough to engage in the work enough to encourage me to explore the work for further. That's when I arrive at the tactility of the work. Not simply in the texture, but in the way the shape of the wood is highlighted with the style in the paint. 

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