Exploring North Carolina

Art in the Wild

Season 700 Episode 11 | 27m 45s

To hunters and guides, decoys, often crude, of wood and canvas were simply tools to attract birds. As fewer birds came to coastal waters the decoys got more elaborate, but still no one called them art. As we look at skills of decoy makers of the past, we now know they were both artists and biologists. By any standard they created “Art in the Wild.”

Aired: 07/04/17

Rating: NR

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