thank youl, i do not know the original artist, the picture is wonderful mine is a pale imitation.
i still have the sticks a friend gave me in 1978 when she stopped making pots. they give wonderful impressions but i do not know what kind of wood they are. for years i had a branch that looked exactly like a wild turkey's head sitting on my studio window. sometimes i could see real ones out that way. today the area is covered in white fluff, the cottonwoods have played their game of "let's make it snow again" and it did look like snow coming down.