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 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
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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UncommonGoodsBat on a Branch
 
4.9

(based on 68 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (63)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (58)
  • Easy to secure (52)
  • Visible at A distance (50)
  • Weather proof (45)
  • Unique (3)

Cons

  • Deteriorates/rots (3)

Best Uses

  • Back yard (44)
  • Porch (41)
  • Garden (37)
  • Front yard (34)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (42), Budget shopper (10), 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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(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

     
    5.0

    Great gift!

    By 

    from Cary, NC

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back Yard
      • Porch

      Comments about UncommonGoods Bat on a Branch:

      My family members loved this item. I haven't seen it in person, but they have excellent taste.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivered fast!

       
      5.0

      Cute and a fun way to help people understand my bat house

      By 

      from Spokane, WA

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Back Yard
        • Garden

        Comments about UncommonGoods Bat on a Branch:

        It was very easy to hang with the included hardware, and it isn't heavy.

         
        5.0

        Really cute outdoor decoration

        By 

        from Benson, AZ

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Clever style
        • Easy To Secure
        • Large enough size for outdoors
        • Weather Resistant

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about UncommonGoods Bat on a Branch:

            We have many bats visit our hummingbird feeders since we live near Kartchner Caverns which has a breeding population of 1,500 common cave bats. We welcome them because they eat so many insect and enjoy seeing them on the pleasant Arizona evenings while we are outside. I thought it would be fitting for us to have this hanging bat permanently on our porch. My friend in New Mexico is getting one for his birthday as he also likes unusual yard art.

             
            5.0

            So Cute!

            By 

            from Illinois

            About Me High-end Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design

            Cons

            • Deteriorates/Rots

            Best Uses

            • Back Yard

            Comments about UncommonGoods Bat on a Branch:

            Love this, it adds a comical look to my back yard.

             
            5.0

            Fantastic addition to my bat house!

            By 

            from Olympia WA

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            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:

              I am so very happy with this product. It's exactly as described. Love it!

               
              5.0

              Not only would I buy this again - I DID!!! AWESOME PIECE!

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              from bristol, ct

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              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:

                The craftsmanship on this item is outstanding and original!

                 
                5.0

                Whimsical reminder of Austin, TX

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                from Austin, TX

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Back Yard
                  • Garden
                  • Porch

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Bat on a Branch:

                  I purchased the bat for my goth daughter and her family who live in Germany. She loves black bats, and even had them on her wedding cake. (I hope the fact that it's a bat will be more important than the color.) Also, for several years she lived in Austin, TX, the self-proclaimed Bat Capital of the World. Hopefully this bat will be a reminder of many happy things. I will deliver the gift in a few weeks when I visit. I'll suggest mounting it on their back patio or garden hut. I also plan to purchase sealer in Germany so I can treat it, as recommended, before mounting. The only challenge will be fitting the bat into my minimal luggage!

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Well-packed and delivered quickly.

                   
                  5.0

                  unique piece!!!

                  By 

                  from ny

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Easy To Secure
                  • Hanging inside room.
                  • Visible At A Distance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Bat on a Branch:

                      will start conversations.

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      good packing.

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great gift.

                      By 

                      from New Mexico

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Bat on a Branch:

                      My sister loved the bat. She has a vacant bat house in her back yard and now has this nice bat to hang near it! She did open the wings wider as I had read on another comment & liked the look better!

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