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caged parrot

by Fred Conlon
Handmade
Recycled
Community Voted
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  • the story

Design For The Birds

Polly wants a crack at enlivening your garden! Bold and full of personality, this recycled steel stunner is sure to strike up a conversation with the local wildlife. Just tell your pets not to be alarmed, imitation is the highest form of flattery. Handmade in Utah by Fred Conlon from recycled tools, steel and a repurposed monkey wrench (the body).

Each is one-of-a-kind and will vary.

Unfortunately, this item cannot ship outside of the United States at this time.

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Community Voted
Item ID
20777
Made from
reclaimed steel, recycled metal
Measurements
Approx. 21" H x 17" dia.
Notes
This item is intentionally designed by Fred Conlon to develop a rust patina outdoors. If the rust is not desirable, the artist recommends a clear spray paint like rust oleum or krylon.
  • the maker
Fred Conlon

Fred Conlon

Raised in Colorado, Fred Conlon lives now in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he makes garden sculptures out of recovered objects. For his helmet sculptures, he uses real recovered World War II helmets. "It is very satisfying to transform something once used in war into a peaceful garden decoration," he says. His work has been featured in Niche Magazine, the Salt Lake Tribune and HGTV. What would he be if he weren't an artist? "Happy...just kidding!" he answers. "I can't imagine doing anything else."

Click here to view a video of how Fred Conlon creates his art! collection

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Q and A

When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

152votes, 31 comments

Linda
Vote: Thumbs down!

ugly and expensive

Suzanne
Vote: Thumbs down!

Hideous!

Kat
Vote: Thumbs down!

Cool that it's made of recycled materials, but this item is not something I would buy.

Mike
Vote: Thumbs down!

The work that goes into this is impressive but this is lacking the artist beauty other metal artists seem to capture. This is too rough and stiff, which makes the piece pretty unappealing.

Linda
Vote: Thumbs up!

A pet you never have to feed and never makes a mess...bliss!!!

Sherri-Lynn
Vote: Thumbs down!

Not attractive at all!

Sabina
Vote: Thumbs up!

Price is beyond my budget. But I love it!

Jessica Kate
Vote: Thumbs down!

Unique but not worth $250.

Sarah
Vote: Thumbs up!

Great!

Ruth
Vote: Thumbs down!

For that money you could get one gorgeous REAL bird.

MysteriousAnna
Vote: Thumbs up!

This piece is gorgeous! Anyone who says it isn't "worth" $250 obviously doesn't know the first thing about art and should probably just stick to decorating their homes with crummy prints of farmhouses.

Lark
Vote: Thumbs up!

The bird looks a bit freaky but it's a great idea.

Andrea
Vote: Thumbs up!

Neat!

Gayle
Vote: Thumbs down!

just seems silly

kko
Vote: Thumbs down!

I cannot imagine this looking "classy" in my yard. I'm sure others would enjoy it, but not my style.

dre
Vote: Thumbs up!

Interesting bit of 'folk art'.

Linda
Vote: Thumbs down!

Not that attractive

diana
Vote: Thumbs down!

that bird is scary

Mariesa
Vote: Thumbs down!

A lot of money for a lot of ugly! Wow.

Rosie

looks like a dinosaur to me!

Stacy
Vote: Thumbs down!

Very creepy bird

Heather
Vote: Thumbs down!

umm...no

Kathy
Vote: Thumbs up!

Not my style, but still cool looking.

Heather
Vote: Thumbs down!

Ugly and overpriced. Why is uncommon goods becoming so expensive?

kathleen
Vote: Thumbs down!

ugly

Michelle
Vote: Thumbs up!

nice but pricey.

Jennifer
Vote: Thumbs down!

Too creepy for 250 bucks

Vanessa
Vote: Thumbs down!

Hideous and creepy.

Elisa
Vote: Thumbs up!

cool but pricey.

jenn

Why?

Vicki
Vote: Thumbs down!

To expensive and pretty much a waste of money

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