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flamingo-away sculpture

by Fred Conlon $125.00
Handmade
Recycled

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Flamingos: Here's Your Pink Slip

Take care of that pesky flamingo problem plaguing your yard with the help of these helpful and humorous critters. A totally twisted (in a good way) garden sculpture that will have all the neighbors laughing (and hiding their flamingos, of course!). Handmade from both new and recycled parts by Utah artist Fred Conlon.

Set includes two Flamingo-aways and a plastic pink flamingo in two pieces.Will develop a rust patina outdoors.

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

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Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
16750
Made from
plastic, recycled steel
Measurements
24.5" L x 8" W x 17" H
Notes
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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FLAMINGO-AWAY SCULPTURE
 
4.5

(based on 68 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (54)
  • Unique (44)
  • Durable (39)
  • Bright (26)
  • Fun (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (54)
  • Gifts (16)
  • Garden (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (37), Budget shopper (11), Practical (8), Stylish (8), High-end shopper (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (19), No (10)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (4), Other (3)

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5.0

Very Unique and Fun

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from Oregon, IL

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Bright
  • Durable
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Living Room
    • Outdoors

    Comments about FLAMINGO-AWAY SCULPTURE:

    This is the second time I purchased this for a gift and it has been well received both times. My friend is afraid to put it in her yard for fear someone will take it because it is so darn cute. The ends of the flamingo are not cut to make it appear as though it was ripped, so my husband used a pair of side cutters and that did the trick!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday

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    5.0

    so cute!

    By 

    from St. Paul, MN

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Bright
    • Durable
    • Unique

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Outdoors

    Comments about FLAMINGO-AWAY SCULPTURE:

    I read the comments other buyers had written about this, they were accurate, so I wasn't surprised. The flamingo wasn't shredded, which I think would make this all the more funnier. The critters were a little rusty, but that added to their charm. I also drilled holes in the bottom to allow for drainage, and put a clear coat of spray paint on them, so it wouldn't rust any further, as these guys are going in my garden. I'm also going to put a hole in the flamingo pieces, so water will drain out of them as well. I saw these at Mall of America in MN for a lot more than these were on line. I was prepared to pay their price, until a friend found these on this website. They are so worth the money, and they make me smile every time I see them!

    Service and delivery comments:

    The package arrived intact. It was packed in a ton of cardboard pieces, I'm pretty sure they never moved around in the box. My cats bat the cardboard packing material around the house (bonus toy for them!!) It arrived within the timeline promised.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

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    5.0

    Wonderful Artistry! Super Funny!

    By 

    from Davenport, FL

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Bright
    • Durable
    • Hilarious
    • Unique

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors

    Comments about FLAMINGO-AWAY SCULPTURE:

    Using in a landscaped area that we just bought for our RV. Everyone loves it!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

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    4.0

    Amazing!!!!

    By 

    from Roseville, CA

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    Pros

    • Fun
    • Unique

    Cons

    • Actual Item Different

    Best Uses

      Comments about FLAMINGO-AWAY SCULPTURE:

      My sister and her husband loved these crazy lil guys!! Wish the flamingo body did look the picture on line as the break was clean and on line more of a shredded look. Nonetheless, they now have these fun little guys in their back yard for all to see!! Nicely done!!

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      • Yes
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      • Other
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      • Other

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      5.0

      Great conversation starter

      By 

      from Rockford il.

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      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about FLAMINGO-AWAY SCULPTURE:

          Great unique lawn art. Scares away those pesky pink flamingos. Heavy duty steel sculpture that will last a lifetime.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Wife
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

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          5.0

          Welcome addition

          By 

          from FL

          About Me Budget Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Outdoors

            Comments about FLAMINGO-AWAY SCULPTURE:

            The whimsy is great in the garden. People comment as they come in the house on the little tableau in the yard. We have them positioned next to the other flamingoes as a dire warning.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Husband
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

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            5.0

            Devious LittleGnomes

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            from Parker, CO

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            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Bright
            • Durable
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Flower bed
              • Garden
              • Outdoors

              Comments about FLAMINGO-AWAY SCULPTURE:

              These little naughty Gnomes are a lot of fun. They are made with great quality and will last a lifetime.They are great, we get a number of compliments on them.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Hilarious!

              By 

              from Racine, WI

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              Pros

              • Durable
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gifts
                • Outdoors

                Comments about FLAMINGO-AWAY SCULPTURE:

                I had jokingly assured my sister that pink flamingos would be her Christmas gift . . . and then I saw this: the anti-pink-flamingo! It was perfectly ironic and perfectly hilarious! It's the second item I've ordered from this craftsman and I rightly anticipated that it would be as durable as it is whimsical. My sister and brother-in-law laughed all the way to their yard where they planted these ridiculously wonderful "flamingocidal" gnomes.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Other
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                4.0

                Flamingo-Away Sculpture Review

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                from Northern Virginia

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                Pros

                • Durable
                • Well Built

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gifts

                  Comments about FLAMINGO-AWAY SCULPTURE:

                  This is a great addition for any garden. The sculptures are welded together and will hold up in any weather condition.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Mother
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                  4.0

                  Love it!

                  By 

                  from Bradford, MA

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                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Bright
                  • Durable
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Outdoors

                    Comments about FLAMINGO-AWAY SCULPTURE:

                    Truly cool but they collect water so a hole needs to be drilled in bottom of gnomes for drainage...easily done! The only other negative is that they are not eaxactly as pictured with "jagged" edges at flamingo neck, a lacking detail that smacks of mass production....but then again another easy modification.

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