Fall 2017

A Bird in Hand

A dentist translates his careful touch to lifelike wood carvings.

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Photo: Kathleen Dooher

Some 30 years ago, Thomas Tomasian, D65, was encouraged by his father to try bird carving. He discovered using dental tools like a hand piece and burrs helped speed the process along. He also discovered he had a talent for crafting lifelike versions of chickadees, bobwhite quail and other species. He creates his award-winning carvings at his Cape Cod home—located, fittingly, on Swan Pond.

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