We love these Metalbird steel silhouettes, which bring a sweet, artistic sense of the wilderness to any garden setting. Hammered into trees, fences or posts, the birds will form a layer of rust, their natural patina blending into the landscape.
The idea is the brainchild of London-born, New Zealand-raised industrial designer Phil Walters. Inspired by Banksy’s creativity, humour and guerrilla approach to art, Phil was keen to develop his own ‘street-based’ art project. He came up with the idea of covertly hammering birds into trees. Why birds? Because birds are symbolic, iconic, and raise your spirits. Phil loved the idea of playing tricks with the casual observer, raising questions about what birds are and what they mean to us, installed in an urban setting.