Comox Valley artist Lindsay Branson recently won her third world championship in interpretive carving.
Branson achieved the feat at the 43rd Ward world championships in Ocean City, Md.
She joins an elite group as a back-to-back winner with her carving The Burl That Wanted to be a Bittern, sculpted from a western red cedar burl, depicting an American bittern in a dramatic, defensive display.
The Ward Foundation Museum of Wildfowl Art in Salisbury, Md. will display the carving in its championship gallery for one year.
Lindsay also won a bronze medal in master’s interpretive carving for Awakening, a swan emerging from a feather.
The international appeal of the world championships remains strong as competitors from across the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe and Japan continue to flock to Ocean City for the three-day event.
Lindsay (Lynn) Branson is represented by the Peninsula Gallery in Sidney and Decoys and Wildlife Gallery in Frenchtown, N.J.
— Lindsay Branson