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hanging perched parrot

by Fred Conlon $90.00
Handmade
Recycled

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  • the story

Tool-Can Sam

Forget the dog propaganda - a man's best friend is his toolbox!

In this wild sculpture by artist Fred Conlon, those tools reach new flights of fancy as a perch-sitting parrot with a junkyard attitude. With a body made from an adjustable wrench, a 'feather' crest of nails, and wings of cut steel, this is no front parlor pretty bird. But hanging from its recycled metal perch, it'll make the perfect, scrappy companion for your garage or workshop. Handmade in Utah.

Due to the recycled nature of the materials used, each is one-of-a-kind and will vary.

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

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
20779
Made from
reclaimed steel, recycled metal
Measurements
Bird approx.: 9-12" L , Frame approx.: 6-9" L x 11-12.5" H. Opening At Top: 1/4" Dia. Weight 2-3 Pounds.
Notes
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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HANGING PERCHED PARROT
 
4.7

(based on 9 reviews)

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  • Unique (8)
  • Attractive (7)
  • Durable (7)

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5.0

Unique gift for the hard to buy for

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from Austin, TX

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Office
    • Outdoors

    Comments about HANGING PERCHED PARROT:

    I needed a recognition gift for my project field team and chose this product because of its uniqueness and price. It is a perfect choice for those who spend their time working out of a toolbox. The bird is truly a work of art. It is quite the conversation piece. Well made, durable, and better than a gift card that won't be remembered as time goes by.

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    5.0

    A Wonderful Gift

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    from Remington, VA

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable
    • Unique

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      • Gifts
      • Kitchen
      • Office
      • Outdoors

      Comments about HANGING PERCHED PARROT:

      I bought this gift for my father who has everything. He loved it! It was adorable and the most talked about present. I highly recommend this for anybody.

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      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Father
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      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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      4.0

      Nice

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      from Georgia

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      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Unique

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        • Gifts
        • Outdoors

        Comments about HANGING PERCHED PARROT:

        Smaller than the perched bird. That disappointed me otherwise it is a great little sculpture. So incredibly unique and creative. Very durable if you spray to prevent rust and sturdy. This will last generations.

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        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
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        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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        4.0

        Nice

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        from Georgia

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        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gifts
          • Outdoors

          Comments about HANGING PERCHED PARROT:

          Purchased the parrot on the stick perch. It is fabulous. Was a very loved gift. Bought this for the same people. It is nice. Very much like the other parrot but I was disappointed that it is so much smaller. Still a well done, impressive gift of art. I wish the description had mentioned the difference in size.
          Still it comes highly recommended AND actually would be much more suitable to hang indoors than the larger. No matter where you hang it, its unique.

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          • Yes
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          • Christmas or Hanukkah

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          5.0

          Perfect Pet

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          from Visalia, CA

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          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Unique

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            • Gifts
            • Living Room
            • Outdoors

            Comments about HANGING PERCHED PARROT:

            My S/O is a plummber and as soon as i saw this i knew that he would love it. And he did!
            All the different pieces that are recycled and used to make this one of a kind bird really tickle him!

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            5.0

            Very Cool

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            from Atlanta, GA

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            • Attractive Design
            • Durable
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              Comments about HANGING PERCHED PARROT:

              I bought this for my husband for Father's Day - an animal lover and car junkie. He liked the use of tools in the design. Great gift!

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              4.0

              Unusual gift for a handyman!

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              from Tampa, FL

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              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Durable
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Office

                Comments about HANGING PERCHED PARROT:

                I bought this as a gift of appreciation for our handyman who has gone out of his way to help us with many home "emergencies". I like the creative design, but since I haven't yet given the gift, I don't know if he will appreciate it beyond the thought. I'd recommend this and similar items for unusual gifts. Cons: the finish is a bit "off".

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                5.0

                makes me smile

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                from tabernash, colorado

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                  • Outdoors

                  Comments about HANGING PERCHED PARROT:

                  hanging outside in the winter mountains, gives some humor and color when we look at it!

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                  5.0

                  Another Fabulous Fred Conlon Sculpture

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                  from San Francisco CA

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                  Comments about HANGING PERCHED PARROT:

                  I plan on hanging this parrot on my front porch.

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