Erwin finds inspiration outside the windows of his home in Northport, Maine. As he observes the abundant species of birds that visit their feeders, they often marvel at God's flying creations.
With over 500 birds of various species, Erwin's work has been entered in many competitions up and down the East Coast , including the Ward World Competition in Ocean City, Maryland.
Delicate feather pins and small birds for Christmas tree decorations are also part of his creative repertoire, along with
occasional flat artwork in oils and acrylics.
He has written six instructional books on bird carving which are sold worldwide through MDIWoodCarvers.com.