These sculptures are meticulously handcrafted by Big Sky Carvers artists based on my own life experiences. Each Piece comes with a copy of the story from which it was inspired. “I have held a life-long fascination with ducks.They live in the wet places that I love, they migrate thousands of miles twice each year and come in a wonderful plethora of shapes, sizes and colors.Unfortunately, America’s wetlands have been developed and drained to point where less than one-third of them remain intact. Besides being home to waterfowl, other birds, fish and animals, they also provide a natural filter for our water supply and a sponge for flood control and natural drainage. In short, wetlands are a precious resource. Duck Unlimited (www.ducks.org) has been working for wetlands preservation for more than 70 years, and has successfully enhanced, protected or restored over 10 million acres of wetlands or surrounding habitat. I have been fortunate to be part of the Ducks Unlimited family for about 20 years as a local volunteer, a national Board of Directors member, a television host and Senior Officer. It has been one on the most rewarding endeavors of my life given the importance of the work being done. Please consider supporting DU so that your kids and my kids, and our grandkids, can enjoy sights like the one portrayed in this sculpture.” - Marc Pierce, Founder - Big Sky Carvers
- Hand-Cast Montana Bronze
- Measures 12L x 8W x 10H
Each original sculpture is painstakingly handcrafted by its creator in clay or wax, at which time our mold makers take over and create a master casting from a mold. During this process, the original clay or wax sculpture is damaged and lost to the mold-making process. The master mold and subsequent castings are then made to complete the edition. The master is then destroyed and the edition is closed.
By using a special process we are able to capture the life and realism of the subject. Each piece is composed of proprietary blends of fine resins with the addition of pure pewter in some designs.
When removed from the molds, the result is a stunning and exact duplicate of the original. The beautiful finish is the result of hand-applied patinas and carefully matched to define all of the subtle detail of the artwork