cut more than wood on this piece - the wound was so deep it almost cost me a thumb. I carved it from 200 year old slave hewn pine salvaged form the swamp tenant house in Hale county Alabama. I saw the wood ducks on the pond adjacent this old shack house. Inside the structure the walls were covered in newspapers to provide insulation for the inhabitants. Dates on those old newsprints pages went back to the 1904 Tuscaloosa News and Greensboro Democrat Watchman. The wood-duck-in motion inspirational imagery was my first time seeing the incredible flight of real ducks, truly amazing and remains one of the more influential expressions of physics for me still. I did pull a few prints from this block but they were lame compared to the relief carving. So I pasted on the only duck stamp I ever bought to mark the date. I just have a thing for flight and nature and wood and art, not sure I get the connection if there is any.