Metal Bird - Pair of Swallows

Metal Bird are changing things up and doing a limited NZ release of this super-popular Metalbird duo from the UK flock. Like the bird, they’re not here in great numbers, so catch them while you can! These Barn Swallows are true internationals – they live on every continent except Antarctica. But wherever they are, they’re always searching out a barn – or a shed – to build their cool mud nests on. A super-agile flier, the Barn Swallow can hunt at speed just a few inches above the ground or over water, its deeply forked tail streaming out behind it. What a worthy pair for your backyard.

Metal Bird's Pair of Swallows are:

  • 23cm high by 18cm wide (doesn't include measurement of the branch/spike)
  • Easily installed with the tap of a hammer (pre-drill hard wood)
  • Crafted in 3mm Corten® 'weathering' Steel to form a beautiful patina that changes with the seasons
  • Makes a perfect gift for your tweetheart

 

BOX SIZE: Regular

LENGTH (CM): 30cm 

WIDTH (CM): 1cm

HEIGHT (CM): 21cm 

WEIGHT (G): 300g

 

METAL BIRD

Metalbird is the brainchild of Phil Walters, an industrial designer and lover of street art and New Zealand’s native flora and fauna.

His handcrafted artworks bring together his passions: the tough, 3mm Corten® steel and stencil design, a nod to his urban art roots. The birds are inspired by the mysterious, satirical street artist Banksy – the stencils look as if street art has turned 3D.

Metalbird started as a guerrilla street art project. All over New Zealand’s North Island, more than 40 life-sized, Metalbird stencils appeared. In parks, in fences and on power poles – anywhere you’d least expect. And people loved them.

"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. Art can be something you see, hear, taste or touch. But most of all, it’s something you experience – bringing with it memories and emotions"

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