Aluminium Tui Sculpture by Harley Moore 40cm
40cm x 41cm x 40cm
Handmade in New Zealand by Harley Moore
Harley's sculptures are all made from repurposed 5005 Aluminum ranging from 1.2-1.6mm thick and 3:4 blind rivets. They can be displayed indoors but are surprisingly robust outdoors. Even out in the elements they will take many years to tarnish - if at all.
The works are all beaten, riveted and polished by hand with no use of patterns.
Every sculpture is one of a kind.
About the Tui:
Tui are boisterous, medium-sized, common and widespread bird of forest and suburbia – unless you live in Canterbury. They look black from a distance, but in good light tui have a blue, green and bronze iridescent sheen, and distinctive white throat tufts (poi). They are usually very vocal, with a complicated mix of tuneful notes interspersed with coughs, grunts and wheezes. In flight, their bodies slant with the head higher than the tail, and their noisy whirring flight is interspersed with short glides.