Taking Flight Heron

 This is an exquisite, one-of-a-kind, freestanding, life-size Great Blue Heron sculpture made entirely of copper.

He is gracefully poised with his wings fully outstretched to take flight from a dramatic solid driftwood base filled with copper accent reeds.

Ideally suited for placement most anywhere including inside or outdoors.

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Over 2,000 individual copper feathers are all hand cut and separately brazed into place one at a time. The skeleton is made of a hand hammered copper armature sheathed in sheet copper to represent skin and hold the feathers.

This is a painstaking process that requires extensive time and attention to detail. It's a big part of what makes this piece so incredibly unique.

As in nature, no two feathers are exactly the same in shape or color.

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We combine our own patina solutions which alter the color of the copper.

Various heat concentrations throughout the custom hand painted patina process create all the infinite color variations within the sculpture.

Notice the head feather detail showing off those beautiful long feathers indicative of most all herons, egrets and cranes.

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Copper is the only medium that continues to paint itself over time.

This heron's colors will continue to evolve and change with time becoming ever deeper and richer in color tones.

The driftwood mounting base has been sanded smooth and sealed in numerous coats of natural oils for a lustrous fine finish.

The legs are reinforced with rebar and the base contains copper sleeves which secure the reeds and heron feet for easy removal and reinsertion.

The copper reeds are all brazed on the ends and add a wonderful additional dimension of reality.

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A variety of mounting options are available, including without a base.

A remarkable work of art certain to endure the true test of time in most any location environment inside or outside. Creating a whole new meaning to garden art by adding a true sense of elegance to any home.

Approximate Size:  

50" tall x 40" wide x 24" deep

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Life size copper wildlife sculptures like this Great Blue Heron Taking Flight are created using copper techniques learned from the Masters in charge of the Statue of Liberty restoration. Each one is custom built by hand, made in the USA.

As featured in the April, 2003 issue of Jacksonville Magazine.


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