Wings in Wood

Bob Guge Artist

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Bob Guge Bird Watching Bob Guge SignatureA self-taught artist, Bob has been carving since 1972 and was strongly influenced by his father, who made hunting decoys. As his father's pieces became more sophisticated and entered competitions, Bob's interest in birds and art grew. In a short time, puttering as a novice carver blossomed into a professional, artistic pursuit of wood sculpturing. Bob was also influenced by Harold Haertel and other artists. Bob's many years of observing birds in the wild and studying the nuances that make each species unique, combined with careful scrutiny of photographs and preserved specimens, has honed his ability to capture the life essence of each bird in exquisite detail. A large population of birds migrate through his hometown area enabling Bob to study a wide variety of birds. Field research remains a priority when traveling throughout the country for exhibitions, competitions, and pleasure. Attention to distinctive facial details is a hallmark of his artistry. Bob's style over the years has changed from intricate, heavily textured carvings to a softness that is worked into each bird. He tames the harshness of a Blue Jay into a pensiveness that ensures attention appreciation, qualities necessary for all works of art.

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View Detailed Sculptures

Browse detailed sculptures designed and produced by Bob Guge in our image gallery. If you'd like to commission Wings in Wood, Contact Us and we'll be in touch right away.

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  • See the Process

    Wondering how woodcarving works? Visit the process page to see a step by step visual of a bird being carved from start to finish.

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  • Guge Institute

    The Guge Institute of Wildlife Art. Located in Gilberts Illinois, it is your resource for professional Art Classes.

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  • Visit the Gallery

    Own one of Bob Guge’s Detail or Smoothie wood sculptures today. Browse the gallery and contact the artist for purchase information.

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