A behind-the-scenes look at how Floyd Scholz creates one of his most ambitious pieces--a life-size golden eagle in flight. Beautiful color photos document the carving's progression from a block of wood to a finished work of art. Accompanying text offers how-to information as well as Scholz's thoughts as he works on the carving. Includes preliminary sketches and notes, candid studio shots, work-in-progress images, corrections, and journal entries. A unique look at the creative process that will inspire carvers, artists, and bird-lovers alike.
A professional artist since 1983, Floyd Scholz is one of the preeminent bird carvers and painters in the world. Now in his 45th year of carving, he is also the author of five award-winning books on the art form. Floyd's in-depth knowledge of birds, especially raptors, has enabled him to inspire a whole generation of wildfowl carvers and artists. He shares his love of birds and passion for art with his students at the Vermont Raptor Academy in Bennington. He splits his time between Vermont and Florida.