A custom created life-size
Great Blue Heron is poised on one leg with his freshly caught
In excess of 1,500 individual
copper feathers are hand cut and separately brazed into place
one at a time. The inside skeleton is made of hand hammered copper
which is then sheathed in sheet copper to represent skin for
securing the feathers, just like a real bird.
Each heron takes on individual
personality. This guy is proud of recent catch and ready for
Each hand cut feather is
unique, as in nature, no two are the same.
Various heat concentrations
combined with a custom hand painted patina process create the
infinite color variations within the sculpture.
These colors will continue
to evolve and change with time. Art which continues to paint
itself becoming ever deeper and richer in color tones.
The copper legs are reinforced
with solid rebar for maximum strength and stability. Numerous
feathers of natural copper with flame treated color variations
adorn the legs. Knees are knotted and lots of realistic details
A variety of mounting options
Shown here secured to a
mounting rock that was placed inside the owner's water feature.
There is a copper sleeve inside the rock that the base of the
sculpture slides into for secure placement.
This is a remarkably unique,
one-of-a-kind, lifelike sculpture ideal for interior or exterior
Taking garden art to a
new level of elegance.
tall x 36" wide x 12" deep