Oh! I wish there was a gallery opening for this right now. I LOVE THIS PIECE. I don't normally fall in love with my art or anyone elses. It's just not my thing. BUT! Every once in a while I do! AND! This is it this year.
First, you have to realize this is a piece made from 11 different recycle pieces. The only thing new on this is the 4 lag bolts and 7 small nails that hold the base together.
|This is what I LOVE to build.|
|The shrimp trap is held down with a finial.|
|The top is made from 5 different pieces.|
|I like it in my garden.|
|The table leg is very old and swirled so nicely!|
|The 2 perches are a chair spindle and a piece |
from a hay fork from the late 1800's.
So, I went through every thing I owned and came up with 11 pieces of "junk", all from different things. Here's a list of what I used:
1 table leg from the early 1900's.
1 chair spindle from early 1900's.
1 tong (?) from a hay fork from the late 1800's.
1 shrimp cage.
1 large piece of wood from the beach.
1 smaller piece of wood from a scrap pile at the local fence company.
1 wood stove chimney topper.
2 brass pieces from different outdoor lamps.
1 brass finial from an older table lamp.
1 coupler set up w/nuts from a different table lamp.
One very large lag holds the table leg onto the base inside the cage. 3 smaller lags hold the beach wood to the fence wood base inside the cage. It's not going anywhere! LOL!
OH! How do you open it??? There are 2 large "safety pins" where the 3 pieces of the shrimp trap come together. Just pop one open. I didn't make this to use with birds. I don't know how healthy it would be for a bird. It's really just for a decoration. I would leave it in my house! BUT!!! That's me.
OKAY! Back to work. It's that day! Time to move into the show. YAY!!!!
I sure hope to see you there! Shell