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 burnt ember.

    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 burnt ember.

    I love the look of it though!
     
  5. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

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

    aaroncab Well burnt ember.

    Was just thinking the same...
     
  7. aaroncab

    aaroncab Well burnt ember.

    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.
     
  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:)
     
  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! :)
    -
    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:
     
  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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