Lee Neary began carving when he was a supervisor of construction projects. He traveled around the country building hospitals, hotels, etc. and on weekends, he would carve. He carved the different trades; iron workers on red iron, concrete finishers on the base of a piece. On a project in Manhattan he took some pieces to the Museum of American Folk Art and they were well received. When a recession hit the construction industry he began carving full time. He never looked back. Lee carves what he calls "wise old sayings" and at last count had 185 sayings that he carves. During the summer he does art shows in beach towns.
In this piece, Lee carved out a whirligig from wood. Being able to move 360 degrees around, this weathervane will be sure to move when wind hits it.
Dimensions:10 x 15.5"
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