180 – Eagle Feather

by Don MacKenzie, Huntsville, Ontario

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

Winning Bid: $601.00

It’s hard to believe this feather is carved from the same piece of wood that the paddle is, it’s so realistic most people think it’s a feather glued to the paddle upon first glance.  A work of art worthy of a gallery or museum.

Don’s paddle was one of three featured at the Tom Thomson Gallery in Owen Sound this summer.

Item condition: New

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Don’s paddle was one of three featured at the Tom Thomson Gallery in Owen Sound this summer.

About the Artist

Eagle FeatherI sculpt for the pure enjoyment of discovering new ways to showcase and present my skills.

I’d like to leave the viewer understanding the allure of birds in their natural habitat; and to be captivated in the splendor that surrounds all of us.

Don was born and raised in New Liskeard, Ontario and has been an avid outdoorsman since early childhood. Here he achieved a deep appreciation for the dramatic natural surroundings that North Temiskaming has to offer. Birds, colorful fall leaves and iridescent feathers became of particular interest.

He started exploring the world of art as a young child doing portraiture, but was eventually captivated by sculpture, first in soapstone and then in basswood and tupelo. Don sets his birds in their own habitat so that the viewers may have a glimpse of nature.

Don’s work can be found in private and corporate collections throughout Canada, the United States, Australia, Europe and Asia.

In 2012 and 2013 Don showed at The One of a Kind Show at The Direct Energy Building in Toronto.

He has won a number of awards at the LaCloche Art Show in Whitefish Falls.


Editor’s Note:  Don is well known for his “Hyper realistic” bird carvings with many people collecting his single eagle feathers carved from wood.  This is the first time Don has carved an eagle feather from a paddle. Don’s Eagle Feather paddle is carved down from the wood of the paddle, revealing the feather, it is part of the paddle and not added or glued on.

You can see more of Don’s work at the following links:

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 147 x 20 x 20 cm

Auction History

Auction has finished

Highest bidder was: hamblinj15

Date Bid User Auto
September 29, 2017 9:24 pm$601.00hamblinj15
September 29, 2017 6:55 pm$600.00bellamare44
September 29, 2017 6:52 pm$511.00bellamare44
September 29, 2017 1:33 pm$510.00hamblinj15
September 28, 2017 12:01 am$505.00brb39a01
September 20, 2017 7:53 pm$500.00christopherywoods
September 20, 2017 7:52 pm$326.00christopherywoods
September 16, 2017 1:37 pm$325.00Mary
September 15, 2017 1:57 pm$302.00rlinton
September 15, 2017 6:34 am$300.00Mary
September 15, 2017 12:12 am$282.00brb39a01
September 13, 2017 10:12 am$280.00rlinton
September 11, 2017 10:46 pm$275.00jeannie.brewster
September 11, 2017 10:45 pm$264.00jeannie.brewster
September 8, 2017 11:27 pm$260.00brb39a01
September 8, 2017 11:27 pm$256.00brb39a01
September 8, 2017 10:41 am$255.00michele_boyer
September 8, 2017 7:36 am$250.00Algonquin Outfitters
September 8, 2017 12:38 am$200.00jbrewster5
September 7, 2017 7:18 pm$100.00Randy.Mitson
September 7, 2017 12:00 amAuction started

1 review for 180 – Eagle Feather

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Algonquin Outfitters

    Don MacKenzie is a very well known local artist and wood carver, he is renown for his hyper realistic carvings of birds. Don’s work can be found in local galleries like the: Perivale Gallery (Spring Bay, Manitouline Island, Ontario), Laura’s Art Shop (Cobalt, Ontario), Dragonfly Arts (Broadway, Orangeville), Blooms’N Loons, (Lake Temagami, Ontario) Auburn Gallery of Find Art (Gravenhurst) and the Oxtongue Craft Cabin & Gallery (Dwight, Ontario). Don’s work can be found in private and corporate collections throughout Canada, the United States, Australia, Europe and Asia. This piece is truly one of a kind that will be a great addition to any collector.

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