Eric Tardif – The King of the Marsh


Original sculpture made with Walnut wood 42 inches Tall

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Eric’s close encounters with birds inspired a creative desire to convey their beauty through art, and to achieve this, Eric adapted an ancient technique to realize his visions ” steam bending. Steam bending is a process in which heat vapor is used to make wood slats pliable for builders. It was originally used to build boats and bows, as it allowed the wood to be shaped into curvaceous structures. Eric saw in this technique the perfect medium for his artistic ambitions, and he began experimenting with different kinds of woods such as walnut, maple, ash, and cherry. The results of his labors are the exquisite bird sculptures that reveal the gracious shapes and forms of birds in flight. As Eric explains, “each of the pieces I create is produced to reveal the intricate poetry of bird life in its many forms. I have always aimed, in my interpretation and production of art, to render into sculpture the sacred space of a secular world.”

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Dimensions 42 in