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Birds Made from Recycled Metal Scraps

“Inspired by the forms of animals artist Barbara Franc seeks to capture a sense of motion as she recreates a variety of wildlife from birds to horses using reclaimed materials such as old food tins. Via her artist statement:

I have always been fascinated by the shapes and sculptural forms of animals, they present a never-ending source of inspiration to me. I try to capture a feeling of their movement and presence in my sculpture. For this I use wire and other materials in a way that suggests drawing in three dimensions. This allows me greater freedom to add changes whenever I want during the construction to keep the feeling fluid and to reflect the diversity of movement and form. I increasingly use recycled and discarded materials as I enjoy the challenge of transforming something with a past history into something new and exciting.”

Birds Made from Recycled Metal Scraps by Barbara Franc sculpture recycling birds

Birds Made from Recycled Metal Scraps by Barbara Franc sculpture recycling birds

Birds Made from Recycled Metal Scraps by Barbara Franc sculpture recycling birds

Birds Made from Recycled Metal Scraps by Barbara Franc sculpture recycling birds

Birds Made from Recycled Metal Scraps by Barbara Franc sculpture recycling birds

Birds Made from Recycled Metal Scraps by Barbara Franc sculpture recycling birds

Birds Made from Recycled Metal Scraps by Barbara Franc sculpture recycling birds

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A 120-Year-Old Mechanical Device that Perfectly Mimics the Song of a Bird

“Relying on dozens of moving parts including gears, springs, and a bellows, this small contraption built in 1890 was designed to do one thing: perfectly mimic the random chatter of a song bird. At first I expected to hear a simple repeating pattern of tweets, but the sounds produced by the mechanism are actually quite complex and vary in pitch, tone, and even volume to create a completely realistic song. I think if you closed your eyes you might not be able to tell the difference between this and actual birdsong. It’s believed the machine was built 120 years ago in Paris by Blaise Bontems, a well-known maker of bird automata and was recently refurbished by Michael Start over at The House of Automata.”

A 120 Year Old Mechanical Device that Perfectly Mimics the Song of a Bird device birds automata

These are also stunning! The only known matching pair of gold and enamel singing bird pistols that was offered at Christie’s Hong Kong Important Watches sale on 30 May 2011. Among the most valuable and important works of art remaining in private hands, the value and ingenuity of these pistols are beyond description and must be seen and heard to be truly appreciated.

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Mirror birds

Stunning photographs by Norwegian photographer Geir Magne Sætre.

 

 

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Beautiful Bird Paintings

“Artist Adam S. Doyle who recently relocated to Hong Kong creates beautiful gestural paintings of birds, where the seemingly incomplete brushstrokes form the feathers and other details of the animal.”

Gorgeous Bird Paintings by Adam S. Doyle painting birds

Gorgeous Bird Paintings by Adam S. Doyle painting birds

Gorgeous Bird Paintings by Adam S. Doyle painting birds

Gorgeous Bird Paintings by Adam S. Doyle painting birds

Gorgeous Bird Paintings by Adam S. Doyle painting birds

Gorgeous Bird Paintings by Adam S. Doyle painting birds

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Paper Birds

I love these paper birds by Diana Beltran Herrera. She states, “I feel inspired about everything. There is a lot of information everywhere, in each thing that exists, in nature, animals, humans, everything that has a life, a shape, a colour.” The work mimics how birds interact with one another. There is a confusion in the death of another animal. Along with this look into the psychology of birds, we also see into their physical body. You can find more of Herrera’s work here.

via Art and Science Journal

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Strike a pose

A group of little owls at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in Modena, Italy

Picture: Maurizio Malagoli/Solent News

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