Driftwood Garden Bird

A one of a kind piece of naturally sculpted driftwood is combined with hand riveted steel and set on a driftwood base.

Vancouver Island Blacksmith: Hand forged ironwork.

This is one of our first truly collaborative works, both of us putting in portions of the design and creation stages. Inspiration for this garden sculpture started with the Yellow Dedar driftwood for the head; a perfect shape for this purpose, found on a beach in the Oceanside area of Vancouver Island. Because of the very unique driftwood used for this piece, this sculpture is one of a kind.

The body is made from hand bent, hand drilled, and hand riveted steel. The natural weathered texture and colour will continue to deepen as the piece is displayed, a result of hammering and years of slow rusting. The base is made from a piece of Red Cedar driftwood and could be partially buried in sand or gravel to look like the end of a larger log protruding from the beach. The sculpture can be swivelled for a variety of display options.

As with most of our recent work, no welding or modern fasteners were used, each joint is drilled out to a precise size and carefully joined with rivets made from scrap steel rod that has been annealed in the forge. Even the drilling was done by hand with our human powered post drill.

Size is about 6′ high by 2′ wide and the base is about 6′ long.

Material: Reclaimed rolled steel stock, Yellow Cedar driftwood, Red Cedar driftwood
Price: $4900

Vancouver Island Blacksmith: Hand forged ironwork.

Vancouver Island Blacksmith: Hand forged ironwork.

Vancouver Island Blacksmith: Hand forged ironwork.

Vancouver Island Blacksmith: Hand forged ironwork.

Vancouver Island Blacksmith: Hand forged ironwork.

Vancouver Island Blacksmith: Hand forged ironwork.

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