Bat on a Branch

This charming hanging sculpture formed in the likeness of a gracious bat.
created by

Chris Crooks

$40.00

Chris Crooks created by

Chris Crooks

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Hanging Out

Keep creativity on your radar and in view with this charming hanging sculpture formed in the likeness of a gracious bat. Handcrafted in Tucson by artist Chris Crooks, this eye-catching design is perfect for greeting Halloween trick-or-treaters or scaring up the conversation year round. Age-accelerated steel gives the bat a bright ruddy rust patina, offering a rustic finishing touch for your outdoor décor. Handmade in Tucson, Arizona.



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Made in Arizona

Exclusively for UncommonGoods

Chris Crooks

created by

Chris Crooks

location

Arizona

“I started out from my garage. As the business grew, and my wife’s and neighbors' patience stretched, it was time to move to an industrial space. There I can bang and grind at all hours of the night. It's 1,000 square feet of pure metalworking nirvana.”

Chris Crooks has taken a somewhat winding road to get to where is now—creating imaginative lawn sculptures inspired by the southwest landscape he calls home. After graduating from the Art Institute of Philadelphia, Chris worked in advertising, then ran a printing business with his wife, while painting during his free time.



It was when the couple moved to Tucson for a change of scenery that Chris collaborated with a metal art manufacturer and fell in love with the art form. Eventually, he began designing and making his first metal sculpture collection from his studio nestled in the foothills of the Santa Rita mountains, just outside Tucson.

“I always wanted to make a living doing something genuinely enjoyable,” he says. “To get up in the morning raring to go, and never having enough time to do everything you want to do.”

Handmade Exclusive Made in the USA
Made from
16 gauge mild steel
Measurements
Bat: 10.5" H; Branch: 11" L; Mount: 10.25" H x 1.6" W
Ingredients
Care
No special care needed however, patina will darken over time. If attaching to finished wood work, or masonry that is exposed to the weather, the piece should be sprayed with exterior sealer to avoid rust stains.
Notes
Ready to mount.
Item ID
24024

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within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
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within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
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within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
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will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.


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UncommonGoodsBat on a Branch
 
4.9

(based on 77 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (72)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (66)
  • Easy to secure (60)
  • Visible at A distance (57)
  • Weather proof (50)
  • Unique (3)

Cons

  • Deteriorates/rots (3)

Best Uses

  • Back yard (50)
  • Porch (50)
  • Garden (44)
  • Front yard (40)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (49), Budget shopper (12), High-end shopper (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (30), No (22)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

By far best treat to myself.

Bats have always been my favorite animal. I live in a condo and can't nail anything onto the outside walls so I put it in my living room above our lamp. It casts a...Read complete review

Bats have always been my favorite animal. I live in a condo and can't nail anything onto the outside walls so I put it in my living room above our lamp. It casts a really spooky, neat looking shadow. The piece itself looks very realistic and from time to time in the corner of my eye I DO think there is a bat in my living room. I'm extremely happy with this purchase. The artist is incredibly talented and I love the fact it is signed by him. 10 out of 5 if I could.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Warning: drips rust!

Buyer beware on the rusted steel items from this maker. The "patina" is not fixed and the object will continue to oxidize, producing and shedding rust. Dissolving, in other...Read complete review

Buyer beware on the rusted steel items from this maker. The "patina" is not fixed and the object will continue to oxidize, producing and shedding rust. Dissolving, in other words. I hung this bat on the facial board of my roof, and it dropped rust all over my entryway, staining the pavers. I was refunded for the purchase price, but my pavers are still stained. I feel that I should have been advised to use a rust stabilizer or -- here's a good idea -- the maker could have stabilized the patina before sending them out. These are made to hang on a house, where rust staining is often going to be a problem.

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5.0

I'm "batty" for this!

By 

from Austin

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Awesome Design
  • Easy To Secure
  • Visible At A Distance
  • Weather Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Back Yard
    • Front Yard
    • Garden
    • Porch

    Comments about UncommonGoods Bat on a Branch:

    I have mine hanging in my kitchen - LOVE IT! It's very sturdy & well-made. Caveat: The screws to hang it are silver in color. After hanging, I dabbed them with a bronze colored marker. Perfect!

     
    5.0

    Very cool and well made

    By 

    from East Haven, CT

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Secure
    • Weather Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back Yard
      • Front Yard
      • Garden
      • Porch

      Comments about UncommonGoods Bat on a Branch:

      It is bigger than I expected and made from heavy-duty metal that should last for a long time.

       
      5.0

      Love our bat!

      By 

      from Hazel Green, Alabama

      About Me Budget Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy To Secure

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Porch

        Comments about UncommonGoods Bat on a Branch:

        My husband and I just bought a house and acreage in Alabama. We hope to attract bats to the property to help with insects, so this was the perfect addition to our home.

         
        5.0

        What a bat!

        By 

        from Tucson, AZ

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy To Secure
        • Fits perfectly with my southwest desert landscap
        • Visible At A Distance
        • Weather Resistant

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Back Yard
          • Garden
          • Porch

          Comments about UncommonGoods Bat on a Branch:

          I absolutely love my new "hanging bat metal sculpture". I've been looking and looking for one and was so glad to come across this one. It is perfect for my newly landscape backyard. The attention to detail makes the figure look so real. Well done and crafted.

           
          5.0

          Unique sculpture from a talented artist

          By 

          from Flower Mound, TX

          About Me Midrange Shopper

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          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy To Secure
          • Visible At A Distance

          Cons

          • Concerned about rust if installed outdoors.

          Best Uses

          • Back Yard
          • Front Yard
          • Garden
          • Indoors
          • Porch

          Comments about UncommonGoods Bat on a Branch:

          The sculpture is crafted from one piece of steel, with the mounting plate (bracket) formed 90° to the branch. This bend area is a rather small cross-section, and I'm concerned the weight of the bat may result in a breakage over time if installed outdoors exposed to wind and weather. Time will tell. I also applied 2 coats of clear lacquer to maintain the patina and minimize rusting (as discussed by other buyers).

           
          5.0

          Love this product!

          By 

          from San Ramon, Ca

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy To Secure
          • Visible At A Distance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Porch

            Comments about UncommonGoods Bat on a Branch:

            I saw this product at a boutique for 3x more than what I paid here. Great quality, well packaged & I love it! I highly recommend this product!

             
            5.0

            Outstanding !!!!!

            By 

            from Indiana

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy To Secure
            • Visible At A Distance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Front Yard
              • Garden
              • Porch

              Comments about UncommonGoods Bat on a Branch:

              I will be looking for more works from this artist. How simple structurally, and how remarkable in quality. An impressive and enduring art.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Lucky Bat!

              By 

              from Pleasant Hill, CA

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              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Easy To Secure
              • Visible At A Distance
              • Weather Resistant

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Back Yard
                • Front Yard
                • Garden
                • Porch

                Comments about UncommonGoods Bat on a Branch:

                While this was purchased specifically for Halloween, but I love the look of the bat in the corner of our doorway and he is staying to bring us look luck!

                 
                5.0

                The Bat

                By 

                from Reno, Nv

                About Me Budget Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Visible At A Distance
                • Weather Resistant

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Back Yard
                  • Front Yard
                  • Garden
                  • Porch

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Bat on a Branch:

                  Coolest Bat ever!

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Perfect in my gatden

                  By 

                  from Mi

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Easy To Secure
                  • Visible At A Distance
                  • Weather Resistant

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Back Yard
                    • Garden

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Bat on a Branch:

                    As expected and delivery was prompt

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