A mother bird feeding her chicks, but will they be able to swallow the huge grub she’s offering!
This piece is a mix of iron, wood and stainless steel.
I began with “weaving” a nest nearly one foot across out of fencing wire, strips of metal, and bedding wire mesh. Next I designed and created three chicks each one requiring two spoons and two forks and anchored them into the nest. Using a chainsaw, I cut a suitable branch for the nest and secured it to the cast iron wheel which is nearly two feet in diameter. With the nest in the fork of the branch using fencing wire, I turned my attention to designing mother bird out of cutlery. Her legs and feet took a while to “grasp” the branch realistically, using forks cut and forged to shape. In her mouth is a “worm” made from a spoon handle heat twisted to shape. All the welding was by stainless steel Mig welder.