A one-of-a-kind life-size
Great Blue Heron sculpture made entirely of natural copper.
A three dimensional wall
hanging which comes to life as it extends beyond the limitations
of a two dimensional wall.
Elegantly poised standing
at the water's edge surrounded by water, a cattail and reeds
of multiple types and colors.
Suited for placement on
most any wall inside or even outdoors.
Nearly 1,000 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
integral part of what makes this piece so uniquely realistic.
As in nature, no two feathers
are exactly the same in shape or color.
The face really shows the
individual character and personality that develops in each and
every work of art.
We combine our own patina
solutions which chemically 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.
The water actually appears
reflective as it captures the nearby light.
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.
A uniquely wonderful bit
of nature brought to wall art.
tall x 31" wide x 3" deep