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perched parrot

by Fred Conlon $98.00

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Polly Want a Lug Nut?

While most birds feed on bugs or berries, this feisty fowl's on the lookout for nuts and bolts!

This wild creature is no quirk of evolution, but the creation of artist Fred Conlon. Standing proudly on its perch, it boasts a body made from an adjustable wrench, a 'feather' crest of nails, and wings of cut steel. Insert the sturdy metal stake into the ground, and the playful fellow will add a flight of fancy to your garden that will have all the other birds atwitter. Handmade in Utah.

Due to the recycled and handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

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Made from
reclaimed steel, recycled metal
Bird: Approx. 9" H x 17" L; Stake: approx. 42" H
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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