Thursday, 29 September 2011

Sculptural Bird Feeder 221 by Joe Papendick

This hand crafted, welded steel & copper birdfeeder stands approximately 6' tall. The upright support is welded to an 'I-beam' shaped base which has been uniquely designed to allow the piece to stand securely upright when 'planted' into the ground approximately 8 -10 inches deep. The 'feeder' portion consists of a welded stainless steel screen designed to hold bird seed a safe distance off the ground. Shielded to a degree from rain, wind, and sun - the stainless steel screen allows for rapid drainage of any water, and will never rust through.  Once 'planted' into the soil, the design allows for the roots of surface vegetation to reach through and firmly anchor the piece into the ground. The top 'feeder' portion is designed to allow for enough gentle movement to replicate the subtle natural motion of tree branches. When 'planted' in the yard, these pieces are designed to serve a dual purpose - both as feeders for birds, and as a continuing visual inspiration for their benefactors.

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