Fine Woodcarving and Sculpture
The Prince

Wood Sculpture + Fine Carvings by Maine Woodcarver John Bryan

sculpture birds, sculpture birds upland, sculpture contemporary, sculpture dogs, sculpture fish, sculpture turtle shell, trout

Sculpting in-the-round is a much freer and adventurous exercise than following a detailed drawing prepared as the roadmap for a bas-relief. It's more 'feel' than 'follow'.

Wood's physical characteristics present unique challenges and often dictate the path to a final result. It's got to be worked on its terms. For a subtractive sculptor, wood is a one shot deal. Once it's gone, it's gone.

The Prince

The Prince

Atlantic Salmon

25 1/2" x 6" x 9"

Black walnut root. 2007

The Sunken Log

The Sunken Log

Brook trout.

13" x 11" x 14"

Limewood. 2012

Apple Brookie

Apple Brookie

Brook trout.

11" x 17" x9"

Applewood. 2015

Mahi Mahi

Mahi Mahi

Dorado

11" x 27" x 10"

Ironwood. 2003

Apple Brookie

Apple Brookie

Brook trout

11" x 17" x 9"

Applewood. 2015

Apple Rainbow

Apple Rainbow

Rainbow trout

21 1/2" x 16" x 10"

Apple root. 2014

 

Apple Rainbow

Apple Rainbow

Rainbow trout

21 1/2" x 16" x 10"

Apple root. 2014

Apple Rainbow

Apple Rainbow

Rainbow trout

21 1/2" x 16" x 10"

Apple root. 2014

Hunny

Hunny

Hungarian partridge.

15" x 14 1/2" x 10"

Black walnut root. 2006

T. Doodle

T. Doodle

American woodcock.

13" x 10" x 6"

Black walnut root. 1996

T. Doodle

T. Doodle

American woodcock.

13" x 10" x 6"

Black walnut root. 1996

First Beat

First Beat

Primitive Ruffed Grouse

13" x 13" x 16"

Black walnut root. 1993

Darth Grouse

Darth Grouse

Ruffed Grouse

15" x 11" x 15"

Black walnut root. 2003

Mr. Sharptail

Mr. Sharptail

Sharp-tail grouse.

15" x 12" x 14"

Black walnut root. 2005

Mr. Sharptail

Mr. Sharptail

Sharp=tail grouse.

15" x 12" x 14"

Black walnut root. 2005

Drummer #2

Drummer #2

Drumming Ruffed grouse.

16" x 12" x 11"

Black walnut root.  2004

Quail Redux

Quail Redux

Bob-white quail.

12" x 11" x 8"

Black walnut root. 1999

Quail Redux

Quail Redux

12" x 11" x 8"

Black walnut root. 1999

Merle's Heron

Merle's Heron

17" x 10" x 6"

Limewood. 2009

Merle's Heron

Merle's Heron

17" x 10" x 6"

Limewood. 2009

Pearwood Quail

Pearwood Quail

Bob-white quail.

5" x 11" x 5"

Swiss Pearwood. 2007

Pearwood Quail

Pearwood Quail

Bob-white quail.

5" x 11" x 5"

Swiss Pearwood. 2007

Spruce Grouse

Spruce Grouse

13" x 6" x 9"

Black walnut root. 2007

Spruce Grouse

Spruce Grouse

16" x 6" x 9"

Black walnut root. 2007

S.N. Sturgeon

S.N. Sturgeon

Short-nosed sturgeon.

8" x 27" x 10"

Swiss Pearwood. 2003

TU Rainbow

TU Rainbow

Rainbow trout for Trout Unlimited's 50th anniversary bronze edition.

15" x 11" x 7"

Limewood. 2009

TU Rainbow

TU Rainbow

Rainbow trout for Trout Unlimited's 50th anniversary bronze edition.

15" x 11" x 7"

Limewood. 2009

Wood Turtle Shell

Wood Turtle Shell

Wood turtle shell.

13" x 10 1/2" x 2"

Black walnut root. 2014

Wood Turtle Shell

Wood Turtle Shell

Wood turtle shell underside.

13" x 10 1/2" x 2"

Black walnut root. 2014

My Girl

My Girl

Labrador retriever.

15" x 12" x 10"

Black walnut root. 1996

Drummer #1

Drummer #1

Ruffed Grouse

18" x 15" x 12"

Black walnut root & Monson slate

1991

Rootwood Pheasant

Rootwood Pheasant

Life-size pheasant.

17" x 35" x 8 1/2"

Black walnut root. 1993

Teal

Teal

11 1/2" x 11" x 10"

Black walnut root. 1999

Teal

Teal

11 1/2" x 11" x 10

Black walnut root. 1999

Great Blue

Great Blue

Heron

16" x 9" x 5"

Black walnut root. 2007

Resigned

Resigned

Great Blue heron.

14" x 8" x 5"

Black walnut root. 2007