HILLHOUSE ORIGINALS

Woodcarvings by Arne Bortnem


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Gallery of Wild Life Carvings


Hungry Heron
Carved in Black Walnut
(Life-size) (Welded steel legs and feet)
3D Best of Show Winner
at 2015 Artist of the Plains Art Show

BISON
Carved in Ash
FOR SALE: $1200.00
SOLD
THE LAST AGE
Carved in Black Walnut
(SOLD)

PALIN'S PRIDE
Black Walnut with maple antlers
(DONATED TO CHARITY)
"PET ME"
Baby seal in black walnut
(SOLD)


MOUNTAIN SHEEP
Black Hills Cedar
(SOLD)

COYOTE CORTSHIP
Black Hills Cedar
(SOLD)

CROUCHING LION, STOMPING ELEPHANT
Black Walnut FOR SALE: $2400.00

BALD EAGLE
Commissioned by
77th Bomb Squad
Elsworth Air Forse Base

SNOWY EGRET
Painted basswood
(SOLD)

GRUS AMERICUS
(Whooping Crane)
3D Best of Show Winner
2009 CWS Artist of the Plains Show
(S0LD)

Song Birds

A cardinal appearing in basswood ring was one of my first attempts at carving a bird. It was one of many for the 1984 issue of annual Christmas tree ornaments. Competition in this area of woodcarving is very tough, but I rarely fail to make a sale when I have a bird or two on display.