Art: Nature Sculptor

Sculptor Richard O'Hanlon is a tall, easygoing San Franciscan of 46 who knows how to turn a neat artistic trick.

He uses two of nature's opposites—weather-worn rocks and feathery birds—as the means and end of his pleasantly lifelike modern sculpture. In Manhattan last week, 16 of Sculptor O'Hanlon's rock birds were on display for his first one-man show in the East.

O'Hanlon's subjects range from a dipping, dabbing Ouzel to a mournful Solemn Heron and a whole series of popeyed, studious-looking little owls. His materials are chunks of volcanic rock found in California's hills....

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