Bluewinged Teal by Chris Boone
Teal are small ducks, fast in flight, flocks twisting and turning in unison. A warm-weather duck, the Blue-winged Teal is largely absent from most of North America in the cold months. Small groups of Blue-wings often are seen standing on stumps or rocks at the water's edge.
Master Carver, Chris Boone began carving decoys at the age of twelve. His first carving tools were a gift from his parents who greatly influenced Chris to choose a career in the arts. His carvings are primitive styled wooden sculpture from old world, modern and life reference. Favorite woods of Chris to carve from are cedar, pine and various hardwoods from the bountiful forests of North Carolina. He personally chooses each section of tree before beginning each sculpture. Shape and form are defined from the unique characteristics of every piece of wood. Chris further hones the natural essences by purposefully leaving lichen bark and moss attached making each one an original. A fine hand finish is applied to each bird to bring out subtle grain patterns and enhancing the colors of the wood while keeping an antiqued style. Chris's 30 years of wood work has turned a hunter's tool into fine pieces of art.
All of our decoys are handcrafted, each with its own unique character and appearance. Please know that your decoy is one-of-a-kind and will vary from the photo.
- Mini: Approximately 8.5 inches x 5 inches
- Small: Approximately 11 inches x 7 inches
- Medium: Approximately 14 inches x 7 inches