Strictly for the Birds
Metalwork artist Derek Martin's unique piece of functional art was inspired by repeated thievery. Birds used to swoop off with the knitting yarn his wife tied to garden stakes to mark the rows. Thus was hatched the idea to make an elegant sculpture to supply birds with nest materials. Derek welded steel wire into spiral spheres and stuffed them with yarn ends, cotton from an old futon, even their pets' fur. Do the same, and enjoy spotting nests made with your donations. During winter, put bird seed balls inside, instead, and help flying wildlife all year. Handmade in Canada.