Flock of Birds on Marble Base

Discussion in 'Metalware' started by cxgirl, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    Hi,
    This is a piece I pull out every now and then to see if I can figure it out but still not finding anything quite the same - metal flock of birds on a marble base - about 10" x 11"H. Not sure what kind of metal, a magnet sticks on the birds. Maybe something mid century? No marks anywhere. I've used image search, tried metal flock of birds - any ideas on keywords I could try or any information is appreciated.
    Thanks for looking
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  2. aaroncab

    aaroncab Well-Known Member

    Are those nails used to form the birds?
     
  3. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    I never noticed that before but think you are right Aaron, thank-you:) they are really sharp on the ends, I hate handling this.
     
  4. aaroncab

    aaroncab Well-Known Member

    I love the look of it though!
     
  5. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    Bats maybe, instead of birds.
    Rather cool.
     
  6. aaroncab

    aaroncab Well-Known Member

    Was just thinking the same...
     
  7. aaroncab

    aaroncab Well-Known Member

    I've found some other mid-century "brutalist" abstract sculptures made with these same style of nails (in particular by William Bowie) - but I'm not seeing any other flocks of birds/bats like this one.
     
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  8. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    Yes, they could be bats, thanks cluttered!
    I think it is pretty cool too!
    Amazing what you can find with the correct key words - I should have asked here sooner, I'm finding several artists that do nail art:)
     
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  9. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    Yes, there are some very talented people out there! I'm not finding birds or bats either but the night is still young, lol! Thanks for your help aaron:)
     
  10. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    I'm seeing birds. :cat:
     
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  11. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    horseshoe nails
     
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  12. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

    Yes! JUST beat me to it! :)
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    And they are surely seagulls.
    This medium was popular in the 70s and I did some of it. :)
     
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  13. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

    (((shhhhhh... I’m seeing bird people...)))
     
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  14. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    not something I'd like to trip over and fall on..................:eek:
     
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  15. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    Ahhh - But I would sure like to throw it at you sometimes! :eek::eek::eek::p:smuggrin::happy:
     
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  16. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

    Ohmy....
    :wideyed:
     
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  17. desperate_fun

    desperate_fun Irregular Member

  18. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    Very Cool!
     
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  19. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    thanks for all the replies folks:)
    I'm thinking birds also!
    thank-you MOS!
    too funny desperate, I saw his work and thought the samething so I sent him an e-mail last night - he responded this morning and it isn't his work, he also pointed out they are horseshoe nails. He thinks 1970s.
     
  20. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

    :)
    ;)
     

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