Barrow’s Goldeneye Pair 2016
The Drake and Hen Barrow’s Goldeneye represented here were created by Pat Godin during the winter of 2016. This is the first he has made of this species in a very finely detailed decorative style. No detail has been overlooked including ultra fine burning of feather barbs, undercutting and raising of feathers, very accurately detailed bills, and even the nictitating membrane in the front corner of the eyes.
This pair of decorative decoys was entered in the World Championship Decorative Decoy Pair category at the Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition held in Ocean City, MD April 2016. They were judged and awarded Best in World in this class. This was Pat’s fifteenth World title. His first World title was awarded 40 years ago in 1976 for a decorative decoy pair of Common Goldeneyes.
As part of the honor of winning the World title this pair of carvings is currently on display at the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art in Salisbury, MD until April of 2017 (http://www.wardmuseum.org).
If you have interest in acquiring this pair of Barrow’s Goldeneye carvings, have any questions, or would like to see more images please contact Pat Godin at pat@GodinArt.com or by telephone at 519-448-1244.