An statuesque, freestanding,
life-size Great Blue Heron is poised with his wings tucked by
his side and his head fully outstretched surveying his territory.
A commissioned work for L.H. Dick Robertson and family of Malakoff,
Texas. He now keeps watch over the waters of the Gulf Coast.
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.
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.
His copper legs are reinforced
with solid rebar for maximum strength and stability. These legs
extend 6" past both of his feet so they can be mounted directly
into the earth or concrete. A variety of mounting options are
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 30" wide x 9" deep