Fat and stately, the Kererū, New Zealand’s native wood pigeon, wears a smart white vest over iridescent feathers. What could be better than a pair , mated for life to show the one you love quite how much you care.
Made from 3mm Corten® steel, and designed to rust and change with the seasons, Your pair of Metalbird Kererū are as robust as its real-life inspiration – sized at , a healthy 27cm & 28cm respectively.
Metalbird is the brainchild of Phil Walters, an industrial designer and lover of street art and New Zealand’s native flora and fauna. Metalbird started as a guerrilla street art project, all over New Zealand’s North Island, Metalbird stencils appeared. In parks, in fences and on power poles.
His handcrafted artworks bring together his passions: the tough, 3mm Corten® steel and stencil design, a nod to his urban art roots. "Our designs represent some of New Zealand’s most precious birdlife. Art isn’t just something you see on a gallery wall – it can be the way the light shines through a coloured window or the splash of spray-paint on a city overpass."