Jerry Poindexter

Jerry Poindexter

Exquisitely carved and perfectly detailed, the bird carvings of wood sculptor Jerry Poindexter look as if they are ready to take flight or burst into song. Poindexter, who has been carving birds for more than 20 years, gravitated toward the subject matter because of the birds’ sense of movement, as well as their colorful plumage.

Hours spent studying skins – preserved birds that are often kept in university or academic collections – has given Poindexter a keen eye for the physical attributes of birds – their plumage, coloration, size, and proportions. Poindexter draws upon his expertise in bird anatomy when he judges carving shows, and is a frequent juror at the Columbia Flyway Wildlife Show, an international exhibition held annually in Vancouver, WA.