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As Maurice shared his thoughts, he made it clear that he does not really do carvings to sell but carves to express himself and his passion and it shows in all his work. He has donated carvings to many good causes and has been learning the process of making molds and castings to mass produce his work so his carvings can be made more affordable.

Maurice said he has had many mentors along the way that were willing to share a wealth of information on the proper technique and the proper tools for each type of carving. Members of the carving community are very generous and Mau-rice has seen carvings over the years that are amazing and he says there are many talented artists using the medium of moose antler. Maurice gets much of his inspiration from watching the wildlife near his farm. The three acre pond that he can see out of his kitchen window provides a first hand view of nature at its best.

Vigore discovered Maurice Super in Henry Illinois, while on assignment covering a waterfowl decoy art show. For over forty years, the Henry Decoy Waterfowl show has been very success-ful, drawing people from all over the country. The show is a well kept secret to collectors and a rich art display to oth-ers. Maurice’s carvings are part of this totally American art scene, so the next time you see an unusual carving, it just might be from a moose antler, and if you ask for the artist’s name, it just might be Maurice Super.

t name my art. I had some brass plates on them me , but I found them distracting. I leave it up rson looking at the piece to come up with a at they see in the work. I have heard a lot of phrases. 911 remembered, tribute, carved in cks in the trees, geese locked up. - Maurice

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