Folk artist Doris Hunter is a fifth generation Macon resident. She was voted "The most talented " in her graduating class and received the Art award .It was a natural when she made her first Pinecone bird in 1973.
The original, pinecone bird flower arrangements were made from local materials obtained from a farmer's crib . The perches were wood found in Mountain laurel thickets and driftwood from the area lakes.
She is a heritage Folk artist member at the admired the Southern Highland Crafts Guild . Her mobiles are currently displayed in the Moses Cone Manor Shop in Blowing Rock, NC.
She was chosen in 2002 to be a White house artisan and my birds were displayed on the White House Christmas tree.in the Blue Room for the Bush family The arrangement is currently archived in the Smithsonian Institute.