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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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 took a winding road to get to where he 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 that Chris collaborated with a metal art manufacturer and fell in love with the art form. He now designs and creates sculptures in his studio at the foot of the Santa Rita Mountains. "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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also by Chris Crooks

Just love this backyard decoration!

5

Perfect for backyard decoration. It is just adorable. We receive lots of comments from visitors. I saw the bats in a gift shop in Arizona but since we were flying home I didn't want to worry about damage and packing it. I waited until I got home and found it on Uncommon Goods website. Thanks!

Chicago, IL

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Unique Gift

5

I love to find unique items. Uncommon Goods always delivers!

East Meadow, NY

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I'm "batty" for this!

5

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!

Austin

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Very cool and well made

5

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

East Haven, CT

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Love our bat!

5

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.

Hazel Green, Alabama

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What a bat!

5

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.

Tucson, AZ

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Unique sculpture from a talented artist

5

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).

Flower Mound, TX

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Love this product!

5

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!

San Ramon, Ca

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Outstanding !!!!!

5

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

Indiana

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Lucky Bat!

5

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!

Pleasant Hill, CA

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Bat on a Branch

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