The bird is constructed from many found steel parts including flatware (knives), hand tools, gears, stainless steel braided hoses, bicycle parts, vintage cast iron stove foot and even a reclaimed racoon skull. The support base is constructed steel pedestal. Surface treated with a dark patina and wax finish.
Sculptures by Lewis Tardy are one-of-a-kind pieces. Primary materials used are vintage, antique, scrap, re-purposed or discarded in nature. Corroded, blemished or oxidized metal provide texture, color and character that are sought after and intentional elements incorporated in my work. Natural patina’s and flaws are also noticed and creatively accepted in the final result. New, manufactured finishes and perfection should not be expected in this work.
wing span 42" wide, 74" tall on pedestal.