Aleutian Canada Geese (rig of three geese)

  • Delwyn Herbert, Aleutian Canada Geese (rig of three geese), 1999, tupelo and acrylic paint, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Del and Judy Herbert, 1999.61A-C

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A successful decoy must be able to right itself when thrown upside down in water, as other animals would immediately be suspicious of a bird floating on its side. These decoys of Aleutian Canada geese are carved from buoyant tupelo wood, and their straight sides and flat bottoms help them to balance in rough waters.

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"Creating something that everyone can see, feel and appreciate is especially rewarding for me." Del Herbert, California Open, 1994
Title
Aleutian Canada Geese (rig of three geese)
Artist
Date
1999
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
A: 11 1/8 x 16 5/8 x 8 3/8 in. (28.2 x 42.3 x 21.2 cm)
B: 10 1/8 x 16 x 8 1/4 in. (25.7 x 40.6 x 21.0 cm)
C: 9 1/2 x 16 3/8 x 8 3/8 in. (24.1 x 41.7 x 21.2 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Del and Judy Herbert

Mediums
Mediums Description
tupelo and acrylic paint
Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal – bird – goose
Object Number
1999.61A-C
Palette
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