Great Horned OwlMetalbird
The Great Horned Owl is a truly majestic bird that gets its name from the tufts of feathers on its head that look like horns. They’re neither horns nor ears but just feathers that look really, really cool. These birds are just loaded with epic features like eyes that don’t move in their sockets, heads that rotate 270 degrees or wings that have soft edges and make no noise when they swoop in on their prey. What a bird and one of our true favorites designed to make any yard the envy of your neighbors.
Metalbird started as a New Zealand-based guerrilla street art project in 2009. Inspired by stencil artist Banksy, Phil Walters designed, crafted and hammered up dozens of life-sized, Metalbird stencils for no other reason than to surprise, delight and intrigue. People loved them! Before long, the art project had turned into a side hustle, then a full time job, and finally with a small team they set themselves the lofty goal of becoming “the Largest Art Installation Project in the World”.
Today these beautifully crafted, iconic, life-like bird silhouettes have been hammered into backyards, decks and gardens throughout New Zealand, Australia, the UK and Europe and finally they’ve arrived with a North American range. With the tap of a hammer a Metalbird will transform your environment into a work of art and surprise and delight visitors for years to come.
This majestic Great Horned Owl measures 12" H by 5" W (not including spike) and is made in the USA of 1/6" bullet-proof mild steel to form a beautiful patina of rust that changes with the seasons. Easily installed with the tap of a hammer (but pre-drill hard wood).