The Sparrow & Chicks is an extra special release, created as a tribute to mothers all over NZ as Mothers Day approaches. A silhouette of a tender moment between a sparrow and her chicks, this limited edition Metalbird is crafted from corten steel and inspired by the women who raised us!
Our gardens and skies would be sorely lacking without sparrows, and our lives would be utterly unrecognisable without our mums. With Mothers Day around the corner, this Metalbird is a way to celebrate anyone who filled that role, shaping and encouraging you until you were ready to fly!
Measurements 14cm h x 34cm w
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.