What People Say About The Work Of
MATT  CORMONS
Extinct Passenger Pigeon

    "The blue heron is truly a work of art that cannot
        be adequately described, but must be experienced."

The quote above is just one of the many wonderful unsolicited comments Matt has received from his clients.  Following are many others, clearly illustrating what people think of his work - and what you
can expect from one of Matt's carvings or sculptures.

 Here's a poem sent by a fellow, accompanied by his nice comment:
THE ALIEN CRY OF THE LONESOME LOON,
WHEN THE STARS AND THE MOON ARE BRIGHT,
SEEMS TO BECKON AND QUESTION ALL MANKIND,
AND HUSH OTHER SOUNDS OF THE NIGHT.
FOR WHO WOULDN'T THRILL TO SUCH A DEEP CRY
FROM THIS WILD AND BEAUTIFUL THING;
THERE ARE THOSE WHO BELIEVE HIM DEMENTED
WHEN THEY HEAR HIS TREMOLO RING.
MAYBE THIS MARVELOUS CREATURE IS CRAZY,
BUT I DON'T BELIEVE THAT THAT'S TRUE,
IT SEEMS CLEAR TO ME HE'S NOT UNLIKE WE;
WHEN SOMETHING NEEDS SAYING, WE DO.
WHAT IS HE SAYING; TO WHOM DOES HE SPEAK
WHEN HE CALLS OUT THAT LONESOME SOUND;
IS HE TALKING TO OTHER LOONS OUT THERE;
DOES HE KNOW THAT WE ARE AROUND?
IS IT FROM FEAR THAT WE'RE TREADING HIS SPACE
WITH OUR HOUSES AND CARS AND BOATS,
THAT MAKES HIM COMPLAIN, AGAIN AND AGAIN,
IN MOURNFUL, MYSTERIOUS NOTES?
WE MAY NEVER KNOW WHAT HE'S TELLING US,
WHILE PLEADING FROM DARK UNTIL DAWN,
AND IF CIVILIZATION KEEPS GROWING,
ONE DAY ALL THE LOONS WILL BE GONE.
                                                                                                     J. L. SHIELDS   My wife Ginny and I had searched for several years for a woodcarver/artist who would take on a very special project for us - a pair of life-size Great Blue Herons that would mount to a wall, yet give the effect of the birds taking flight.   After visiting several waterfowl carving shows and viewing all sorts of carvings, we decided that ... we wanted a natural-wood approach carved with as much detail as possible and ... to capture realism and movement.
     The artist we needed would have to have a natural love and deep understanding of herons ... as well as the talent to carve beauty and texture into wood.
     We first met Matt during a weekend outing on Chincoteague Island, Virginia.  He was at the side of the road with a table displaying his unique and attractive carvings.  A life-sized raven caught my fancy, while Ginny was impressed  by a standing Great Egret. ... We had definitely found our artist!
     I ... presented him with our vision of the wall sculptures.  He ...  accepted the challenge - great news!  We traded email addresses and Matt promised to stay in touch.   We were soon looking at sketches ... via home computer and liked what we saw.  Questions and ideas flowed back and forth on a regular basis as Matt met each challenge and e-mailed our way through the project; we were thrilled to be kept abreast of the work as it progressed.
     Ginny and I believe that the best decision we had made, early in the project, was to give Matt the time and artistic license to create carvings he would be proud of.  ...(H)is carvings capture the intricate lines of wings and feathers, the sensuous curves of the necks and the intensity and alertness of the moment.   We are absolutely delighted with the pair of herons Matt has done for us ...   We are thrilled with the entire experience and also to have found a friend in Matt. He made us feel special and major participants in his efforts.

Ron Casterline
Upper Marlboro, MD

The pieces Matt carved for this client may be seen at HERONS (scroll down to the bottom of the page). 



 
 The CORMONS signature on each carving or sculpture

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Phone:757-665-4698

  Address:  Matt Cormons
                       26201 Dennis Rd.
                          Parksley, VA 23421



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