It's Carving Time

Roslyn Harbor on Long Island Sound provides inspiration for talented woodcarver Tom Langan.

Sign Me

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Sign Me

Tom Langan's hand-carved gallery sign hangs from a post-and-beam barn. The building is one of many that he built himself on his 1-acre property.

Look That Way

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Look That Way

A sculpted family of egrets lines up in similar fashion against Tom's red-barn studio.

Amongst the Grass

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Amongst the Grass

Carvings of a great white heron and a pair of egrets tuck into the harbor sea grass. The heads and necks of these sculptures are carved from Russian olive branches.

The Way the Fish Blows

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The Way the Fish Blows

Tom brings his trademark rich patina to carved-fish weather vanes.

Gather ’Round

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Gather 'Round

To create the illusion of movement, Tom often displays his work in groupings of three or four shorebirds.

Authentic Art

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Authentic Art

The collection of carved birds looks so real you want to reach out and touch them.

Craftsman at Work

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Craftsman at Work

Tom demonstrates the traditional handwork of his craft.

Full House

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Full House

Sculptures of egrets, herons, cormorants, and various fish species fill Tom's studio space.

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