Brian Bangtson of Osakis carves beautiful decoys with dexterity and taste. What’s so miraculous about this?
Bangtson, 47, was paralyzed from the chest down in 2005.
A staph infection in the fall of 2005 left Bangtson paralyzed in the hospital for more than 15 weeks.
“Everyone has a different idea of what a fish should look like,” explained Judy Grove of Brandon. For years, she and her husband, Dewey, have made a hobby out of creating their versions of fish, mermaids, flying pigs, birds, skunks, weasels, beavers, owls and more.
“I make the canvas and she paints it,” said Dewey of his wife of 39 years.
A very rare pair of pintail decoys made by an Ashby artist will be auctioned off by the decoy auction firm of Guyette & Schmidt, Inc. at its annual spring decoy auction in St. Charles, Illinois on April 22.
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