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A swallow is shown occupying a hole in the tree where a branch formed and broke off, leaving a cavity surrounded by the undulated surface of the bark. The densely striated tool marks on the bark portion contrast with the polished surface of the bird. Tony Angell’s passion for nature began in childhood, through exploring and studying wildlife and his artistic talent is innate. He developed and strengthened his skills through drawing and sculpting from life, often through study of the wild creatures he has rehabilitated. Telling the stories of the animals who inspire his work, Angell continues to expand our appreciation of the uniqueness and personalities each living thing exudes.