Sculptures :: Birds :: Large Birds :: Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea) Water Feature

I designed this sculpture as a water feature.  The purple heron is a periodic visitor to our dam.  We witnessed  dramatic interaction between this bird and a moorhen defending her chicks.  The photograph of the sculpture was taken on the Bitou River in Plettenberg Bay where we have often seen the heron.  I have tried to capture the exact moment of catching the catfish with the water dripping of the fish.   The wings have been designed to be asymmetrical as the bird is regaining his balance having just caught the fish.

Medium: Bronze, stainless steel
Edition: Edition of 9 plus an artist proof (A/P) Sold out
Size: H 70cm x L 80cm x W 95cm