Animal, Land, Metal, Plant, Wood
About This Project

Heliconia Sparrow

Heliconia and sparrow

Size: 27″ X 12”

Material: Steel, bronze, black acacia

Method: Forged, welded, carved

Bird Sculpture

Heliconia is a flower found the tropics, including Hawaii. It features a very exotic looking bloom. The sparrow is found commonly throughout the world. The juxtaposition of exotic and common is what makes this piece uniquely interesting and beautiful as a sculpture. The heliconia is hammered and welded of bronze and steel, and the sparrow is hand carved of black acacia. This piece was commissioned to be a gift from a man to his wife to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary, and has significance to them because of a friendly sparrow they encountered while once visiting Hawaii.