Praying Mantis Stake

Catherine Murphy crafts her playful praying mantis from hand-shaped mottled copper pieces.
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Catherine Murphy

$58.00

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Catherine Murphy

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Coppery Crawlies

Captivated by copper's warm, autumnal color and its malleable qualities, Catherine Murphy and her team have transformed this ubiquitous metal--used to create American's smallest coinage, the penny--into one-of-a-kind artworks. Using a hammer, vise, anvil, and oxy-acetylene torch, they fold, forge, and anneal copper transforming it into a three-dimensional interpretation of a playful praying mantis. Propped on an extra tall garden stake, this rare critter will be easy to spot as he peers over your yard or garden, greeting visitors with his enchanting, hand-crafted character. Handmade in North Carolina.

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Made in North Carolina

Catherine Murphy

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Catherine Murphy

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North Carolina

“Like attracts like, as well as inspires it.”

Growing up in a military family, Catherine Murphy spent her childhood discovering new places around the world, and every place's characteristic outdoor sites. Each time she sits down to create a new piece, however, the metalworker pictures it living in her favorite place in the world: "a fabulous garden," she says, adding that she's "amazed and inspired by life in the garden.” Her nature-themed copper sculptures only serve to make the green spaces themselves more amazing. In fact, it’s that merging of her two loves that "feeds my soul and keeps me motivated," she says. And if the North Carolina resident ever gets stuck, all she needs to do is go outside. "When those moments come up, my go-to spot is a bench by the river," she says. "Living in the mountains and working beside a river make for a wealth of inspiration."

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Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
copper
Measurements
8.5" L x 6" W x 9" H; Stake: 36" H
Ingredients
Care
Finished with a clear coat, designed for year-round outdoor use.
Item ID
21592

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Love it!

5

It made a lovely gift.

New York State

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Very Unique, Beautiful

5

I'm always on the lookout for things unique, and this definitely caught my eye. Absolutely beautiful, love this piece. Plan to buy several other pieces by the artist.

V

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Definitely something I would consider buying again

5

Very unique - a bit pricey but the quality is definitely there.

Gilbertsville Pennsylvania

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So beautiful in person

5

This is a gift for my husband. I have not given it to him, but I know he is going to love it. I am blown away by the craftsmanship. It's simply stunning in person and bigger than I expected. Beautiful work!

New Jersey

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Great workmanship

5

More items like this. Purchased the crawling ants and just purchases the large ant with the flower pot. Can't wait to get that one

Robbinsville NJ

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Praying Mantis Brings the Garden to Life

5

I don't buy birthday gifts on a regular basis. I buy gifts when I find the right gift for the person.

Ohio

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Wonderfully crafted and sturdy

5

See above

Colorado

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Love it

5

Paired with the copper bats, the copper mantis is going to be quite stunning. My disabled mother spends a lot of time on the back porch or by the back window looking out. What a lovely addition it will be for her garden.

Saginaw, Texas

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Absolutely gorgeous!

5

We actually bought two of these- first one as a housewarming gift for friends, and then when we saw it in person, we were enchanted and ordered another one for our garden!

Kentucky

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Praying Mantis Stake

5

Yard decoration. I love Praying Mantises and this stake is so realistic!

Newhall, CA

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Praying Mantis Stake

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