Twilight Flight

Twilight Flight is turned to ¼" thickness then pierced through and carved. The bats seem to be swirling out of their cavernous home. This piece demonstrates the complexity of a bat exodus; they leave their cave every evening to feed on insects. In the tornado of mammalian fliers we see confusion but the bats have it all under control. They rarely collide. Box elder is a type of maple and is the wood I used for this piece. It turns well and carves nicely. Twilight Flight is a direct result from a visit to Bracken Cave in Texas. The 20 million bats that exit the cave every night is such an awesome sight that it moved me to create this work of art. Some think of bats as creepy I see the beauty in them.

Dimensions: 6"diameter x 9" tall

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